Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Hydatid Cyst Presenting with Massive Unilateral Pleural Effusion

Satyakant Tiwari1* and Richa Pate2

1Department of Internal Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India 2Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

*Correspondance to: Satyakant Tiwari 

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Abstract

A 13-year-old Hindu female a resident of Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh came with chief complains of right sided chest pain with heaviness for 2 months with low grade intermittent fever for 15 days. She developed dyspnea as well as non-productive cough for 10 days. She has no history of Antitubercular drug intake, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes mellitus or hypertension. A contrast enhanced computed tomography of chest revealed a cystic structure in the lower part of right lung with thick walled smooth with regular contrast enhancement of walls with cystic attenuation but without any sign of calcification. The patient underwent right thoracotomy and pigtail catheter was placed and serofibrinous fluid is aspirated for continuous 4 days. Aspirated fluid is grayish white in color and is negative for bacteriological assay. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay was positive for Echinococcus granulosus serology in high titer.

Keywords:

Dyspnea; Fever; Cough; Chest pain; Nova Tec kit Units (NTU)

Citation:

Tiwari S, Pate R. Hydatid Cyst Presenting with Massive Unilateral Pleural Effusion. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2019; 4: 1768.

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