1 Department of Pediatric Emergency and Reanimation, Hedi Chaker Hospital, 30219 Sfax, Tunisia.

2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hedi Chaker Hospital, 30219 Sfax, Tunisia.


Pulmonary hydatid cysts in children are a significant public health problem in Tunisia. While hepatic cysts are the most common in adult pathology, the lung is the number one location for hydatid cysts in children which causes a serious problem due to lack of standardized therapeutic strategy. We reported our experience in diagnosis and management of pulmonary hydatid cysts in a pediatric department in southern Tunisia.