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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 August;42(4):565-7
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.