Libyan Journal of Medicine

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Letter to the Editor: Interventricular septum hydatid cyst presenting with acute lower limb ischemia: a case report

BJ Hela, B Abir, G Majdi, D Aiman, S Iheb, E Nizar, M Sayda, F Imed


Cardiac hydatid cysts are rarely seen. The presentation of an acute lower limb ischemia secondary to embolization from an interventricular hydatic cyst is also rare. We describe a case of a 30-year-old-man who presented with acute lower limb ischemia revealing hydatid cyst of the interventricular septum and septal defect, and who was operated on successfully.

Keywords: hydatidosis; embolism; interventricular septum; embolectomy; cardiopulmonary bypass
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