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Acute limb ischemia caused by ruptured cardiac hydatid cyst - A case report.

07:00 EST 14th January 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Acute limb ischemia caused by ruptured cardiac hydatid cyst - A case report."

Acute limb ischemia is a sudden decrease in limb perfusion that threatens the viability of the limb. Complete or even partial occlusion of the arterial supply to a limb can lead to rapid ischemia and poor functional outcomes within hours. In human echinococcosis cardiac involvement is a rare presentation, it may lead to life-threatening complications including cyst rupture; anaphylactic shock; tamponade; pulmonary, cerebral or peripheral arterial embolism. Cardiac hydatid cyst (CHC) may have different presentation include acute lower limb ischemia secondary to embolization from a ruptured cyst.

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Name: International journal of surgery case reports
ISSN: 2210-2612
Pages: 18-22

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