Hydatid pulmonary embolism from a ruptured mediastinal cyst: High-resolution computed tomography, angiographic, and pathologic findings

Tomás Franquet, Vicente Plaza, Jaume Llauger, Ana Giménez, Ramón Bordes

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    Abstract

    Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation caused by the larval stage of a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus. This report describes an extremely rare complication of echinococcal disease in which severe pulmonary hypertension developed after massive hydatid pulmonary embolism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)138-141
    JournalJournal of Thoracic Imaging
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

    Keywords

    • Computed tomography
    • Hydatid disease
    • Mediastinum
    • Pulmonary embolism

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