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CASE REPORT

Pediatric Giant Hydatid Lung Cyst: Solving the Dilemma of Lung Isolation

Karthika Rajan, Raylene J Dias, Dilip Jain, Nandini Dave

Keywords : Hydatid cyst, Lung, Pediatric

Citation Information : Rajan K, Dias RJ, Jain D, Dave N. Pediatric Giant Hydatid Lung Cyst: Solving the Dilemma of Lung Isolation. Res Inno in Anesth 2018; 3 (2):54-55.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0050

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: The utility of fiberoptic bronchoscopy to formulate the best airway management plan in a child with giant hydatid lung cyst Background: Management of hydatid cyst of lungs is a challenge for the anesthesiologist due to problems associated with airway and one lung ventilation, the potential for rupture of the cyst, dissemination, and anaphylaxis. Case description: We report an 11-year-old boy who was posted for video-assisted thoracoscopic removal (VATS) of a giant hydatid cyst of the left lung. Conclusion and clinical significance: Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy provides a quick real-time visual assessment of the airway with minimal discomfort and risk to the patient and is a valuable tool in formulating the best and safest plan for securing the airway.


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