Persistent Pleural Effusion after Open Heart Surgery: Giant Hydatid Cyst of the Liver and its Demonstrative Images. A Case Report

Authors

  • Muhip Kanko
  • Haluk Akbas
  • Tuba Liman
  • K. Turan Berki

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20051021

Abstract

Background: In approximately 50% of the patients who have undergone coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), pleural fluid collection occurs at the early postoperative period and resolves spontaneously.

Case Report: CABG was performed on a 54-year-old man. In the early postoperative period, the chest roentgenogram revealed right pleural collection. The preoperative and the postoperative hepatic function tests were normal. MR scanning revealed a giant hydatid cyst at the apex of the liver. The cyst was excised through thoracotomy transphrenically and primary capitonage was applied.

Conclusions: In the persistent right pleural effusion that occurs after open heart surgery hydatid cyst of the liver should be remembered, especially in the endemic regions.

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Published

2005-10-04

How to Cite

Kanko, M., Akbas, H., Liman, T., & Berki, K. T. (2005). Persistent Pleural Effusion after Open Heart Surgery: Giant Hydatid Cyst of the Liver and its Demonstrative Images. A Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 8(5), E378-E379. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20051021

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