Pulmonary sclerosing haemangioma mimicking hydatid cyst: a case report

Pekcolaklar A., Turna A., Uerer N., Guerses A.

ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, vol.107, no.3, pp.328-330, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00015458.2007.11680068
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.328-330
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


We report the case of a pulmonary sclerosing haemangioma radiologically presenting as a cystic lesion. The patient was found to have specific anti-echinococcus immunoglobulin E and therefore the preoperative diagnosis was that of pulmonary hydatid cyst. A surgical resection was performed. Although rarely encountered, pulmonary sclerosing haemangioma may show radiological and serological similarities to a pulmonary hydatid cyst. Both entities necessitate complete removal of the lesion without parenchymal resection.