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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 August;40(4):583-5
Hydatid cyst of the abdominal aorta and bilateral common iliac arteries. A case report
Karapinar K., Ergul Z.*, Keskin A., Bugra O., Duzgun C., Zengin M.
From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
* Department of General Surgery SSK DI¸skapi Hastanesi Ankara, Turkey
Hydatid disease, a parasitic infestation, is endemic in live-stock raising countries where the custom of feeding offal to dogs prevails. Though infestation of any part of the human body can occur, arterial involvement is a rare affliction. We report here the first case in which abdominal aorta and bilateral iliac arteries were totally occluded with intraluminal cysts.