[Pulmonary Echinococcosis: Surgical Aspects].


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[Pulmonary Echinococcosis: Surgical Aspects].

Zentralbl Chir. 2015 Sep;140 Suppl 1:S29-35

Authors: Eichhorn ME, Hoffmann H, Dienemann H

Pulmonary cystic echinococcosis is a very rare disease in Germany. It is caused by the larvae of the dog tapeworm (echinococcus granulosus). The liver is the most affected organ, followed by the lungs. Surgery remains the main therapeutic approach for pulmonary CE. Whenever possible, parenchyma-preserving lung surgery should be preferred over anatomic lung resections. To ensure best therapeutic results, surgery needs to be performed under precise consideration of important infectiological aspects and patients should be treated in specialised centres based on interdisciplinary consensus. In addition to surgical aspects, this review summarises special infectiological features of this disease, which are crucial to the surgical approach.

PMID: 26351761 [PubMed – in process]


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