Journal article

Haemoptysis secondary to a complicated hydatid cyst of the lung: A case report

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Publication Details

Author list: Manganyi R, Moodley A, Pennel T, Ofoegbu C, Linegar A

Publisher: Health and Medical Publishing Group (pty) Ltd. Co.registration 2004/0220 32/07,a subsidiary of SAMA. Head Office:Block F,Castle Walk Corporate Park,Nossob Street,Erasmuskloof Ext. 3,Pretoria,0181

Publication year: 2020

Journal: African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine ( Previously South African Respiratory Journal).

Volume number: 26

Issue number: 2

Start page: 56

End page: 58

Total number of pages: 3

ISSN: 2304-0017



Pulmonary hydatid disease is almost exclusively caused by the infestation of the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. Humans are infected, accidentally, through faeco-oral route by the ingestion of food and milk, contaminated by dog faeces containing the ova of parasite or direct contact with dogs. We describe an unusual cause of massive haemoptysis in a young male who had bilateral lung hydatid cysts as well as a large splenic hydatic cyst. He underwent bilateral thoracotomies for cyst excision for relief of haemoptysis.


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