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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2018, Article ID 7831910, 3 pages
Case Report

Case of Massive Hydatid Pulmonary Embolism Incidentally Discovered in a 56-Year-Old Woman with Posttraumatic Abdominal Pain

1Department of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia
2Department of Hospital Hygiene, University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia
3Department of Epidemiology, University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia
4Department of Epidemiology, University Hospital Fattouma Bourguiba, Monastir, Tunisia
5Department of Legal medicine, University Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia

Correspondence should be addressed to Sihem Ben Fredj; moc.liamg@5102jderfnebmehis

Received 13 November 2017; Revised 19 February 2018; Accepted 8 April 2018; Published 13 May 2018

Academic Editor: John Murchison

Copyright © 2018 Zied Mezgar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hydatid pulmonary embolism rarely occurs. It arises from the rupture of a hydatid heart cyst or the opening of a visceral hydatid cyst into the venous circulation. We report a case with pulmonary hydatidosis resulting in a massive bilateral pulmonary embolism in a 56-year-old woman with history of hepatic echinococcosis. A brief overview of clinical features and radiologic findings is presented.