ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Hydatid cysts of the pulmonary artery
Selim Bakan1, Sedat Kandemirli1, Onur Yıldırım1, Ezel Ersen2, Mehmet Yanartaş3, Erdal Taşçı4, Bedrettin Yıldızeli5, Canan Akman1
1Departments of Radiology, İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
2Departments of Thoracic Surgery, İstanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, İstanbul, Turkey
3Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
4Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
5Departments of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Marmara University, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.11711
Hydatid cyst located in the pulmonary artery is rare. The cause is usually rupture of an intracardiac cyst or dissemination from a hepatic focus either spontaneously or secondary to surgery. In this article, we report a 32-yearold patient with a history of hepatic and pulmonary hydatid cyst resection, presenting with multiple hydatid cysts located in the right pulmonary artery, and complaints of dyspnea and hemoptysis.
Keywords : Computed tomography; hydatid cyst; magnetic resonance imaging; pulmonary artery cyst
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