Embolisation of hydatid cysts in the pulmonary artery presenting with haemoptysis


ARIBAŞ O. K. , Kanat F., Turk-Aribas E., Erayman I., Yuksek T.

NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, vol.65, no.3, pp.109-111, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-111

Abstract

A 49-year-old female patient who had undergone surgery for hepatic echinococcosis five years previously was admitted with haemoptysis. MRI angiography showed total occlusion of the left inferior pulmonary artery. Echocardiography showed no pulmonary hypertension. The patient underwent pneumonectomy and cysts in the left pulmonary artery were observed. Pulmonary artery involvement should be considered in patients who have undergone hepatic cyst surgery if haemoptysis is the first presenting symptom, especially in endemic regions for hydatidosis.