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


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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eISSN: 1819-6357
print ISSN: 1993-2820