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Indian J Med Microbiol. 2008 Jan-Mar;26(1):80-1.

Hydatid cyst of mediastinum.

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Department of Microbiology, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi -110 001, India.


We report a case of hydatid cyst of the mediastinum in a 32-year-old female patient who was admitted with chest pain. CT scan reported posterior mediastinal mass towards the right side. Surgical exploration revealed a loculated cyst in posterior mediastinum on the right side, adherent to the overlying lung and underlying bone. Posterolateral thoracotomy was performed for cyst aspiration and excision. The patient was discharged on albendazole.

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