oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The use of intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography as a monitor for haemodynamic instability during pulmonary hydatid cyst excision : case study
|Article Title||The use of intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography as a monitor for haemodynamic instability during pulmonary hydatid cyst excision : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital, 2 Groote Schuur Hospital, 3 University of Cape Town and 4 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||174 - 177|
|Keyword(s)||Anaesthesia, Cystic echinococcosis, Pulmonary hydatid cysts and Transoesophageal echocardiography|
We present the case of a patient with bilateral, pulmonary hydatid cysts who presented for cystectomy and developed life-threatening, haemodynamic instability when turned into the lateral decubitus position. Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography allowed for rapid interpretation of the haemodynamic collapse and proved to be valuable in surgical and anaesthetic decision-making. Human immunodeficiency virus co-infection in patients with Echinococcus infection has been implicated in the development of a more severe and disseminated clinical course in hydatid disease.
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