Pediatr Surg Int 2021 Apr 25. Epub 2021 Apr 25.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Bilkent, 06110, Ankara, Turkey.
Purpose: Hydatid cyst (HC) is a serious health problem in developing countries. The aim is to discuss the clinical information, surgical and puncture-aspiration-injection-re-aspiration (PAIR) treatments, and results of patients with HC in a developing country.
Methods: Patients were analyzed in terms of gender, age, presenting complaint, misdiagnosed HC, cyst location, cyst number, cyst size, liver HC type according to the World Health Organization Informal Working Group Echinococcosis (WHO-IWGE) classification, pulmonary HC, hemithorax locations, treatments and interventions, duration of hospitalization, follow-up period, postoperative complications, and recurrence. Read More