VATS in a Complicated Giant Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst

Ajay H Bhandarwar, MS, Chintan B Patel, MS, Saurabh S Gandhi, MS, Arun S Patil, MS. Grant Government Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Giant pulmonary hydatid cyst is a rare entity reported in the preadult age group compared to adults. Definitive surgical management by video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is promising and safe. Very few cases of giant complicated hydatid cyst by endoscopic intervention have been reported in the literature and we report a case managed by VATS in a teenager.

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