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Acta Médica Peruana

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RAMIREZ RAMIREZ, José Alfredo et al. Cardiac Echinoccocosis and Morbid Obesity: Surgical Considerations. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.2, pp.123-126. ISSN 1728-5917.

We report the case of a 49-year-old patient with morbid obesity in whom a hydatid cyst in the left ventricle was detected by means of a thoracic CT scan. The cyst was excised through a left submammary thoracothomy without using extracorporeal circulation. Pathological anatomy studies evidenced the presence of scolices on the hydatid membrane. After being followed-up for one year, the patient does not have any cardiac-respiratory symptom, and there is no evidence of cardio-thoracic hydatidosis.

Keywords : Echinococcosis; obesity; morbid.

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