A middle childhood HIV-negative female patient presented with three episodes of haemoptysis. The chest X-ray demonstrated an oval-shaped, well-circumscribed left upper lobe homogenous opacification. She did not respond to tuberculosis treatment. A left upper lobectomy was performed for a solid mass in the lung, and hydatic disease was histologically confirmed. Calcification was found in the pulmonary lesion. Pulmonary hydatic cyst rarely presents as a solid lesion with calcifications and haemoptysis.
- Cardiothoracic surgery
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Contributors DR, PG, SA, PS and JJ were involved in the clinical management and follow-up of this patient. All were equally responsible for writing and editing the manuscript.
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