Ajay Bhandarwar, MS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FBMS, FLCS, Shubham Gupta, MS, Amol Wagh, MS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FBMS, Saurabh Gandhi, MS, FMAS, FALS, Chintan Patel, MS, FMAS, FBMS, Eham Arora, MS, Jasmine Agarwal, Gagandeep Talwar. Grant Government Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India
Cystic Echinococcosis is a common affliction in the developing world, caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. While lung is the second most commonly affected organ in adults after liver, it is the most common site of pathology in children.
Pulmonary Hydatidosis is a challenging problem which was traditionally tackled via a thoracotomy. Even after the advent of thoracoscopic surgery, there existed numerous contraindications to the minimally invasive approach, such as giant cysts (>10cms in size), bilateral or complicated cysts with cysto-bronchiolar communications.
In our series, we have highlighted the applicability of thoracoscopic management, irrespective of bilaterality of disease, presence of bronchiolar communications, & cyst size. We have also highlighted the pre & post-operative protocol followed at our institution for this relatively rare disease.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 85344
Program Number: V102
Presentation Session: Friday Exhibit Hall Theater (Non CME)
Presentation Type: EHVideo