False aneurysm of the thoracic aorta due to hydatid cyst rupture


Özer C. , Akbaş T., Yildiz A., Duce M. N. , Apaydin F. D.

European Journal of Radiology Extra, vol.54, pp.27-29, 2005 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrex.2005.03.003
  • Title of Journal : European Journal of Radiology Extra
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-29

Abstract

    Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection, which generally occurs in the liver and lung. Localization of hydatid cyst in the thoracic aorta and false aneurysm formation are extremely rare in the endemic countries. We report a rare case of hydatid cyst invading the wall of thoracic aorta resulting in a false aneurysm, which was clearly demonstrated by contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT).

      Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection, which generally occurs in the liver and lung. Localization of hydatid cyst in the thoracic aorta and false aneurysm formation are extremely rare in the endemic countries. We report a rare case of hydatid cyst invading the wall of thoracic aorta resulting in a false aneurysm, which was clearly demonstrated by contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT).