A Rare Case of Primary Posterior Mediastinal Hydatid Cyst with False Aortic Aneurysm



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Taoufiq R, Bouchikh M, Sabur S, Elaamadi W, Sbiki L, Lefqih I, Taleb Elmine H, Mesnaoui A, Achir A. A Rare Case of Primary Posterior Mediastinal Hydatid Cyst with False Aortic Aneurysm. ATD [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 6 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];2021. Available from: https://mbmj.org/index.php/atd/article/view/495


Hydatid cystic disease caused by the parasite Echinococcus granulosus is one of the major health problems in underdeveloped countries. Mediastinal localization is very rare. We report a rare case of hydatid disease in the posterior mediastinum with an enormous aorta defect. The patient underwent vascular graft placement without shunting or bypass.



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