An uncommon localization of a giant hydatid cyst presenting with cardiac tamponade [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(1): 86-88 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.59207

An uncommon localization of a giant hydatid cyst presenting with cardiac tamponade

İrfan Şahin1, Berk Özkaynak2, Burak Ayça1, Ertuğrul Okuyan1
1Department of Cardiology, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiolovascular Surgery, Bagcılar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Cardiac involvement in hydatid cyst disease is a rare manifestation and may remain asymptomatic for years. The location of the cyst determines the presentation. In this report, we present a case of hydatid cyst presenting with massive pericardial effusion, right ventricle compression leading to cardiac tamponade. The diagnosis was established with transthoracic, transesophageal echocardiagraphy and computed tomography.

Keywords: Echinococcosis/diagnosis, echocardiography; cardiac tamponade; pericardial effusion







How to cite this article
İrfan Şahin, Berk Özkaynak, Burak Ayça, Ertuğrul Okuyan. An uncommon localization of a giant hydatid cyst presenting with cardiac tamponade. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(1): 86-88

Corresponding Author: İrfan Şahin, Türkiye
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