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. (2001)

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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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