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Primary vascular echinococcosis: an uncommon cause of chronic iliofemoral arterial occlusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10928511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 33-year-old woman who was admitted to our clinic with the diagnosis of chronic arterial occlusion of the right lower extremity. Preoperative angiography suggested an iliofemoral atherosclerotic occlusion. During surgery multiple hydatid cysts causing iliofemoral occlusion were found and excised. Arterial reconstruction was performed using an iliofemoral bypass technique with a polytetrafluoroethylene vascular graft. This case emphasizes that, in sheep-raising countries or in patients from such countries, primary vascular echinococcosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chronic arterial occlusion.
N Oz; C Türkay; I Gölbaşi; L Dertsiz; A Sarper; A Demircan; E Işin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-07     Completed Date:  2000-12-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Department of Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / parasitology*,  surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Echinococcosis / complications*
Femoral Artery*
Iliac Artery*
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