Successful Medical Treatment of Multiple Pulmonary Hydatid Cysts with Albendazole
Authors: Hejazi ME, TahsiniTekantapeh S, Noorabadi P. and and Hejazi Y.
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Surgery has been the principal treatment of pulmonary hydatid cysts in recent years. Also, relapse after medical treatment with benzimidazoles has been reported. This case is about a 56-years old woman with multiple pulmonary hydatid cysts who has been successfully treated using standard medical treatment with albendazole in the form of 4 courses of 3 weeks with 2 week intervals. Successful clinical, radiological and serologic improvement in multiple pulmonary hydatid cysts treatment was obtained using medical treatment only with albendazole. In follow-up X-rays, decrease in cysts numbers and sizes and their emptying were observed and until now, after 21 month no relapse was occurred in serial follow-ups. Because of surgery ineffectiveness in patients with multiple pulmonary hydatid cysts, satisfactory therapeutic response can be obtained using albendazole, but regular follow-ups in order to detect any relapse early is recommended.