ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Left ventricle wall hydatid cyst
Alper Sami Kunt, Salih Aydın, Deniz Demir, Cüneyt Şelli, Mehmet Halit Andaç
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Harran University, Şanlıurfa
Echinococcosis is a significant health problem in some parts of the world. Although cardiac involvement is rare, early diagnosis and treatment of this situation is important. A 48-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and palpitation on exertion. T wave was negative on leads V2-4 on the electrocardiogram and these changes were initially diagnosed as coronary artery disease and she was hospitalized. Echocardiography and computed tomography evaluation revealed a cystic formation of 4 cm in diameter located on the lateral left ventricular wall. Serologic test for hydatid cyst was positive. During surgery, the cyst was removed from the surrounding tissue. There was no connection between the cystic lumen and the ventricular cavity. The patient had an uncomplicated postoperative course. Pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of hydatid cyst. The patient had a hepatic cyst operation after three months and was asymptomatic at postoperative 8th month.
Keywords : Cardiomyopathies/diagnosis; echinococcosis/ surgery
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