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Spontaneous expectoration of an isolated pulmonary hydatid cyst
  1. Umang Arora,
  2. Animesh Ray
  1. Department of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Animesh Ray, Department of Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, Delhi 110029, India; doctoranimeshray{at}

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A 30-year-old woman presented with left-sided dull chest pain, productive cough and weight loss for 2 years. She denied fever, dyspnoea, night sweats or contact with patients afflicted by tuberculosis. Initial sputum workup was negative for tubercular, bacterial and fungal aetiologies, and a chest X-ray was unremarkable. CT scan of the lung revealed a large thick walled cyst in the left lower lobe, without any internal contents or …

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  • Contributors The patient was medically managed AR. UA collected the data and formulated the manuscript. Both the authors have contributed to the editing of the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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