Fatal pulmonary embolism in an adolescent case: Cardiac and hepatic hydatic cyst


Cilsal E., Dilek O., Yilmaz C.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.25, sa.3, ss.439-442, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13968
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.439-442

Özet

Hydatid cysts are mostly located in the visceral organs, and cardiac involvement is very rare. Pulmonary arterial embolisms due to hydatid cyst are extremely rare, and they usually develop secondary to the rupture of a cardiac or hepatic hydatid cyst. Herein, we describe a case of clinically silent, but disseminated pulmonary embolism originating from a right ventricular hydatid cyst. Patients with a disseminated pulmonary embolism have a poor prognosis in case of delayed diagnosis, and these patients under anti-parasitic treatment after hydatid cyst resection should be monitored carefully and screened routinely in terms of visceral organ involvement.