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

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

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


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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.

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