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Hydatid disease versus textiloma: a diagnostic challenge
  1. Edson Marchiori,
  2. Gláucia Zanetti,
  3. Bruno Hochhegger,
  4. Dianne Melo Machado
  1. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Edson Marchiori, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rua Thomaz Cameron, 438, Valparaiso, CEP 25685.120, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; edmarchiori{at}

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We read with great interest the well-written review by Kunst et al1 discussing parasitic lung infections. In the section on hydatid disease (HD), the authors report that chest scans may reveal diagnostic features including collapse of the laminated membrane from the surrounding host tissue, the presence of daughter cysts and the presence of cyst rupture. We wish to highlight an important diagnostic challenge: differentiating between the typical tomographical presentations of HD and textilomas. Recently, Miguélez-Vara and …

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