Annals of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Short Communication - Annals of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (2022) Volume 5, Issue 4

Role of preoperative chemotherapy on recurrence in operated pulmonary hydatid cysts

Albendazol for Echinococcus infection is described in different studies. There have been many encouraging studies on medical treatment of pulmonary hydatid disease. Surgery however, remains the treatment of choice, with various approaches used save as much of the lungs as possible. Recurrences appear because of intraoperative spillage of the hydatid daughter cysts into the pleural cavity. The study was to know the role of preoperative chemotherapy with albendazol on the recurrence disease in patients operated for pulmonary hydatid cysts. We divided the study patients in two groups, each of forty patients suffering from pulmonary hydatid disease. One group was administered a standard chemotherapy course with albendazol for 3 weeks duration before surgery. Another group labelled as control, was not offered any preoperative chemotherapy of albendazol and were taken straight for surgery.

Author(s): Farooq Ahmad Ganie, Mohd Yaqoob Khan, Syed Wahid, G N Lone, Nadeem-ul Nazir Kawoosa, Hakeem Zubair Ashraf, Abdual Majeed dar, Mohd Akbar Bhat

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