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Ruptured hydatid cyst of the interventricular septum with acute embolic pulmonary artery complications

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Ilic, Slobodan
Parezanovic, Vojislav
Djukic, Milan
Published in Pediatric Cardiology. 2008, vol. 29, no. 4, p. 855-857
Abstract Hydatid cysts located in the interventricular septum are especially rare but with the high risk for intracavitary rupture. We report a patient with acute pulmonary embolism caused by an isolated, ruptured hydatid cyst on the right side of the interventricular septum. Early diagnosis was made by echocardiography and positive serology. Pulmonary artery embolism was confirmed by angiography and the patient was operated on. Embolectomy was performed by removing multiple fragments of ruptured endocyst from the left pulmonary artery, followed by surgical closure of a cyst cavity. Prompt diagnosis and an appropriate surgical treatment prevented a potentially fatal outcome.
Keywords Acute DiseaseAdolescentEchinococcosis/complications/diagnosis/*surgeryEmbolectomyHeart Diseases/complications/diagnosis/*surgeryHeart SeptumHumansMalePulmonary Embolism/parasitology/radiography/*surgeryRupture, Spontaneous
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PMID: 18175164
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ILIC, Slobodan et al. Ruptured hydatid cyst of the interventricular septum with acute embolic pulmonary artery complications. In: Pediatric Cardiology, 2008, vol. 29, n° 4, p. 855-857. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:19204

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