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Giant pulmonary hydatid cyst
  1. Chenglin Guo,
  2. Qiang Pu,
  3. Jiandong Mei,
  4. Lunxu Liu
  1. Department of Thoracic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lunxu Liu, Department of Thoracic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37, Guoxue Alley, Chengdu, Sichuan 610041, China; lunxu_liu{at}aliyun.com

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A 34-year-old Tibetan man presented with a 4-month history of progressive chest pain and dyspnoea. On direct questioning, his diet consisted of eating raw beef. On examination, there were no breath sounds auscultated on the right. Chest X-ray and CT revealed a giant cystic lesion occupying the right hemithorax (figure 1). There were no other cysts shown on the brain and abdominal CT scans. The serological haemagglutination test for echinococcosis was positive.

Figure 1

(A) Chest X-ray showed a high-density shadow. …

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