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Table 2 Results of various studies of VATS for pulmonary hydatid cysts

From: Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) with mini-thoracotomy for the management of pulmonary hydatid cysts

Authors Year and country Patients No. Age Mean cyst diameter (cm) Mean Operative time (min) Mean Duration of hospital stay (day) Complication % Mean period of follow up (month) Mortality and recurrence
Present study
Abbas et al.
Syria 2016 120 Median: 30 Range: 11–74 < 15 75–100 2–3 2.3 10–36 0
Alpay et al. [9] Turkey 2015 30 Mean: 31.7
Range: 8–85
6.5 102.6 4 13.3 21.8 0
Findikcioglu et al. [12] Turkey 2012 12 Mean: 32.3
Range: 18–78
(2–7.5) 51.5 (30–100) 2.9 (2–6) 29 0
Parelkar et al. [14] India 2009 3 ≤9 < 7 150 4.5 1/3 6
Uchikov et al. [16] Bulgaria 2004 11 Range: 17–55 < 6 5 9 6
Ettayebi et al. [11] Morocco 2003 20 Children 60 3 6–36 0