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PULMONARY ECHINOCOCCOSIS WITH EXTENSION TO SPLEEN AND LIVER IN A PATIENT WITH HAIRY CELL LEUKAEMIA AT THIRD RELAPSE

Garcia-Blanco M.C.1,2, Rumoroso-Garcia A.1, Chapa-Ibargüengoitia M.1,

Roldan-Valadez E.3,4


Human cystic echinococcosis is a widely endemic helminthic disease transmitted by dogs in livestock raising areas. It is a widely endemic helminthic disease worldwide in which humans are infected as 'aberrant' hosts by Echinococcus granulosus and develop cysts in numerous different organs. Clinicians, radiologists and pathologists should be aware of this entity and its pulmonary manifestations. Depending on their size and anatomic location, the cysts can eventually exert pressure on adjacent structures and be associated with unspecific symptoms like chronic cough, dyspnoea, pleuritic chest pain and haemoptysis. Differential diagnoses in the lungs include primary lung carcinoma and metastatic disease; related complications include pleuritis, lung abscess and pneumothorax.

This report presents the imaging findings on chest X-rays and tomography of cystic echinococcosis in the liver, lungs and spleen in a patient with hairy cell leukaemia at third relapse. Images depict the initial diagnosis and six-month follow-up. We supplement the case with a brief literature review.

1 - Department of Radiology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion. Mexico City, Mexico.

2 - Department of Radiology, Hospital Angeles Acoxpa. Mexico City, Mexico.

3 - Directorate of Research, Hospital General de Mexico "Dr Eduardo Liceaga". Mexico City, Mexico.

4 - I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University). Moscow, Russia.

 

 

Keywords: lung echinococcosis, hydatid disease, differential diagnosis, frozen section.

 


Corresponding author: Maria-del-Carmen Garcia-Blanco, e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript ; Ernesto Roldan-Valadez, e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript

 

For citation: Garcia-Blanco M.C., Rumoroso-Garcia A., Chapa-Ibargüengoitia M., Roldan-Valadez E. Pulmonary echinococcosis with extension to spleen and liver in a patient with hairy cell leukaemia at third relapse. REJR 2021; 11(3):198-203. DOI: 10.21569/2222-7415-2021-11-3-198-203.

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Received: 26.06.21                 Accepted: 30.08.21