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Polyvisceral echinococcosis with involvement of the heart and chest wall: follow-up and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10508951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Echinococcosis remains an endemic surgical problem in countries where sheep and cattle raising is carried out, particularly in many Mediterranean countries. The life cycle of echinococcosis is usually marked by the filtration of larvae through the liver and lungs which are the organs most commonly affected by a hydatid cyst. Hydatid cysts in other sites are not common. Cardiac echinococcosis has been reported infrequently even in countries in which hydatid disease is endemic, only isolated sporadic cases have been reported in the literature. Here we report a case of polyvisceral hydatid cyst with involvement of heart and chest wall and reviewed the literature and discussed clinical procedures and management.
R I Shalaby; U Rajendran; O A Majeed; H Shuhaiber
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-28     Completed Date:  1999-10-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ward-3, Chest Disease Hospital, P.O. Box-4082, 13041-Safat, Kuwait.
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MeSH Terms
Echinococcosis / diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Diseases / parasitology*,  surgery
Thoracic Diseases / parasitology*,  surgery

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