Clin Surg | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Cerebral Infarction Revealing a Cardiac Hydatid Cyst

Rabiou S1*, Moussa TD2, Obenda NS2, Sanoussi S3 and El Kouach M4

1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hassan II, Morroco
2Department of Medical Neurology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hassan II, Morroco
3Department of Neurosurgery, HNN, Niamey, Niger
4Department of Cardiac surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Hassan II, Morroco

*Correspondance to: Sani Rabiou 

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Abstract

The author’s report the case of an ischemic stroke complicating cardiac hydatid cyst in a young patient. This is a rare clinical situation of accidental discovery in the workup of an ischemic stroke. The systematic cardiovascular examination with a cardiac ultrasound allowed us to suspect this diagnosis given the context of hydatid endemic. The support consisted of surgical excision of hydatid cyst under cardiopulmonary bypass. The postoperative course was marked by the occurring of an array of respiratory distress at Day 5 post surgery.

Keywords:

Cerebral infarction; Cardiac ultrasonography; Hydatidosis

Citation:

Rabiou S, Moussa TD, Obenda NS, Sanoussi S, El Kouach M. Cerebral Infarction Revealing a Cardiac Hydatid Cyst. Clin Surg. 2016; 1: 1097.

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