How Long Is the Doubling Time in Pulmonary Hydatid Cysts in Children?

Aydin Y., Ayyildiz V., Ogul H.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12262-022-03557-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Hydatid cyst, Lung, Children, Doubling time
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Hydatid cyst disease caused by Echinococcus granulosus continues to be an important health problem today. The doubling time in hydatid cyst is known as 16-20 weeks. It is stated that the growth of hydatid cyst in the lung may be faster. However, there is no data in the literature to prove this. In this study, we presented a case showing that the doubling time of hydatid cysts in children may be faster.