Multicenteric Vats Management Of Pulmonary Hydatid
NARENDRA AGARWAL1, ARUN PRASAD, DR2, ALI ZAMIR KHAN, PROF3, DEEPA K. VETTEL2.
1FORTIS MEMORIAL AND RESEARCH HOSPITAL, gurgaon, India, 2MANIPAL HOSPITALS, DELHI, India, 3medanta the medicity, gurgaon, India.
Background:Hydatid cyst caused by Echinococcus granulosus is endemic in Asia. Pulmonary hydatid does not have a uniform treatment recommendation. This case series presents the thoracoscopic management of hydatid disease from India. Methods: Retrospective multicentric case series of patients treated between 2003 and 2018 at three multispeciality centers are included in this study. 21 patients with an average followup of 17 months was done. Results: Thoracoscopic surgery performed in all 21 patients with mean duration of hospital stay of 5 days mean age group 33 years ,and there was no recurrence noted at 6 months follow up. Conclusion: Thoracoscopic surgery helps in faster recovery early back to work and no added complications and needs to be offered in all patients with hydatid cyst.
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