Hydatid cyst of the abdominal aorta and common iliac arteries complicated by a false aneurysm: A case report

Pulathan Z., CAY A., GUVEN Y., SARIHAN H.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.39, no.4, pp.637-639, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2003.12.023
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.637-639
  • Keywords: hydatid disease, aortic involvement, aneurysm
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The rupture of hydatid cysts into the abdominal aorta is an unusual and serious complication of the hydatid disease. The authors describe a case of a 12-year-old girl with hydatid disease presenting as a retroperitoneal mass invading the wall of the abdominal aortic bifurcation and complicated by a false aneurysm. Difficulties of preoperative diagnosis and operative management were discussed, and the literature was reviewed.