Severe pulmonary hypertension due to chronic echinococcal pulmonary emboli treated with targeted pulmonary vascular therapy and hepatic resection

William Bulman, Christina M. Coyle, Tricia E. Brentjens, Evelyn M. Horn, Marc L. Dickstein, Jessie S. Wilt, Jean Emond, Steven M. Kawut

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Abstract

Hydatid disease (human echinococcosis) is a zoonotic infection caused by larval forms (metacestodes) of the genus Echinococcus. Although pulmonary hypertension (PH) due to hydatid disease has been described, it is quite rare. We report a patient with chronic echinococcal embolic PH in whom treatment with novel PH therapies permitted successful resection of the hepatic cyst with a good outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1356-1358
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume132
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

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Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension
Blood Vessels
Lung
Liver
Echinococcus
Echinococcosis
Zoonoses
Cysts
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Echinococcus
  • Epoprostenol
  • Hydatid disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Sildenafil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Severe pulmonary hypertension due to chronic echinococcal pulmonary emboli treated with targeted pulmonary vascular therapy and hepatic resection. / Bulman, William; Coyle, Christina M.; Brentjens, Tricia E.; Horn, Evelyn M.; Dickstein, Marc L.; Wilt, Jessie S.; Emond, Jean; Kawut, Steven M.

In: Chest, Vol. 132, No. 4, 10.2007, p. 1356-1358.

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Bulman, William ; Coyle, Christina M. ; Brentjens, Tricia E. ; Horn, Evelyn M. ; Dickstein, Marc L. ; Wilt, Jessie S. ; Emond, Jean ; Kawut, Steven M. / Severe pulmonary hypertension due to chronic echinococcal pulmonary emboli treated with targeted pulmonary vascular therapy and hepatic resection. In: Chest. 2007 ; Vol. 132, No. 4. pp. 1356-1358.
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