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dc.contributor.authorGulamhussein, Mohamed A
dc.contributor.authorPatrini, Davide
dc.contributor.authorPararajasingham, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorShukla, Rajeev
dc.contributor.authorVelissaris, Dimitrios
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, David
dc.contributor.authorPanagiotopoulos, Nikolaos
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-01T17:05:32Z
dc.date.available2015-09-01T17:05:32Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-29
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2015 Jul 29;10(1):103
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13019-015-0311-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31725
dc.description.abstractAbstract Despite extensive infection control measures against parasitic diseases, hydatid disease, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, still occurs in a minor group of our population. If the infection is not treated adequately, it goes on to developing life-threatening complications, one of which is hepatopulmonary fistula. These complications usually warrant early surgical intervention, or else may lead to extensive sepsis and ultimately death. We discuss the case of an elderly female suffering from pulmonary hydatid disease, further complicated by a hepatopulmonary fistula and underwent surgical treatment. This case emphasises the importance of early recognition of pulmonary hydatid disease given its atypical nature of presentation before the disease is further exacerbated by this aggressive complication. Furthermore, it is imperative to incorporate radical surgery as the first-line treatment in established hepatopulmonary fistula, in order to prevent further clinical deterioration and curative outcome.
dc.titleHepatopulmonary Fistula: a life threatening complication of hydatid disease
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.date.updated2015-07-29T18:19:12Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderGulamhussein et al.


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