Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation by a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus. We present the case of 34-year-old female who complained of chest pain and had a past history of hydatid cyst resection four times in last 15 years. She was found to have extrapleural hyatid cysts of chest that were removed via thoracotomy. The patient fully recovered and experienced an uneventful follow-up.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2008). Extrapleural hydatid disease of chest: a case of recurrent hydatid disease. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 58(10), 569-71.
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