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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 51, No 1, March, 2012

UDK 61
ISSN 0365-4478(Printed version)
ISSN 1821-2794(Online)


Correspondence to:

Biljana Lazović

Milutina Milankovica 122

11070 Belgrade

E-mail: lazovic.biljana@gmail.com

Case report                                                                                             

UDC: 616.24-002.9




Pulmonary echinococcosis - case report


Biljana Lazović

 University Hospital Center Zemun, Division of Pulmology, Zemun, Serbia


Echinococcosis is still a serious problem, particularly in endemic areas. Humans are accidental hosts, usually infected by handling an infected dog. The liver and lungs are the most frequently involved organs.

A 24-year-old woman with pulmonary echinococcosis is presented. A computed tomographic scan of the chest revealed the presence of saddlebag cyst in the parahilar left lung. Laboratory test showed the presence of antibodies against Echinococcus granulosus. She was successfully treated by surgical excision.

Surgical excision of the cyst is the treatment of choice whenever possible. Acta Medica Medianae 2012; 51(1):45-48.


      Key words: hydatid cyst, Echinococcus granulosus, differential diagnosis