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Sudden Death due to Hydatid Cyst Emboli; a Case Report

Mohammad Ali Emam Hadi, Fares Najari, Leila Soleimani




Echinococcosis is an infection caused in human by complex parasites that causes cystic hydatid disease. These infections are prevalent in most areas where livestock is raised in association with dogs. These parasites are found in all continents. Slowly enlarging cysts generally remain asymptomatic until their size has expanded. Here we present a case of sudden death following cyst emboli to the large veins and right heart of a young adult female.


Death, sudden; echinococcosis; embolism; case report


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/emergency.v6i1.19764


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