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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 August;40(4):583-5

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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


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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.

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