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Cardiac echinococcosis with fatal intracerebral embolism.
  1. R W Byard,
  2. A J Bourne
  1. Department of Histopathology, Adelaide Children's Hospital, South Australia, Australia.


    A previously well 7 year old boy presented with sudden loss of consciousness and fitting. No evidence of trauma or space occupying lesion was identified. Death occurred the next day due to cerebral infarction caused by embolised fragments from a ruptured left ventricular hydatid cyst that was found at necropsy.

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