Case Reports Isolated Cardiac Hydatid Cyst in a Child [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1999; 27(7): 508-509

Case Reports Isolated Cardiac Hydatid Cyst in a Child

Aygün DİNDAR1, Burak TATLI1, Resmiye BEŞİKÇİ2, Ertan ONURSAL3, Talat CANTEZ1
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Human hydatid disease caused by the larva! stage of echinococcus granulosus is endemic in Turkey. Priınary cardiac echinococcosis is rare due to natural resistance to the presence of viable hydatid cyst provided by contractions of the heart. Its ineidence is about 0.5 to 2 % of patients with echinococcosis. In this study, we report a child with primary cardiac hydatidosis without visceral involvement diagnosed by echocardiography. Urgent surgical intervention combined with medical therapy resulted in a successful outcome with no recurrence at the end of one year of follow-up period.

Keywords: Hydatid cyst, echocardiography

How to cite this article
Aygün DİNDAR, Burak TATLI, Resmiye BEŞİKÇİ, Ertan ONURSAL, Talat CANTEZ. Case Reports Isolated Cardiac Hydatid Cyst in a Child. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1999; 27(7): 508-509
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