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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0021-9509

Online ISSN 1827-191X

 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 August;42(4):565-7

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Hydatid cyst fistula into the aorta presenting with massive hemoptysis. Case report and literature review

Harris D. G., Van Vuuren W. M. *, Augustyn J., Rossouw G. J.

From the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and *Pathology, Tygerberg Hospital, Parow Valley, Cape Town, South Africa

Hydatid involvement of the aorta is extremely uncommon. We present a case where a hydatid cyst of the lung eroded into the thoracic aorta, causing massive hemoptysis. Successful repair was performed by resection (including left lower lobectomy) and graft interposition.

language: English


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