HYDATID CYST OF LINGULA, 13934
13934 HYDATID CYST OF LINGULA
This patient was a 19 year old girl who had lived on a sheep farm down near Bordertown all her life. She had no symptoms, but a rounded opacity was found in the left lung at routine
X-ray survey. The Casoni test was strongly positive. The lingula was resected and the patient recovered uneventfully.
The specimen shows this cut portion of lung containing a unilocular cyst 6 cms in diameter. In the fresh state hydatid sand (scolices) could be seen on the inner surface. The surrounding lung is compressed but appears normal.