Journal Article

Severe Mitral Regurgitation and Hepatopulmonary Hydatid Cysts: What Should Be Treated First?

Julio C. Vasquez, Jacob DeLaRosa, Efrain Montesinos, Luis Rojas, Julio Peralta and Juan J. Leon

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 54, issue 6, pages 420-421
Published in print December 2008 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online July 2008 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmn055
Severe Mitral Regurgitation and Hepatopulmonary Hydatid Cysts: What Should Be Treated First?

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Hydatid cyst can simultaneously affect the liver and lung. Some patients might have additional comorbidities that can make management more challenging. Here, we present a 10-year-old boy with hepatopulmonary hydatid cysts and severe mitral regurgitation, who was successfully managed with a staged surgical approach treating the lung first, followed by the liver and finally, the heart.

Keywords: hydatid cyst; lung; liver; mitral regurgitation; mitral valve cleft

Journal Article.  934 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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