ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Constrictive pericarditis due to hepatopericardial fistulas of hepatic echinococcosis
Ali Can Hatemi1, Oğuz Omay1, Ulaş Kumbasar2, Mustafa Canikoğlu1, Kaya Süzer1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, İstanbul University Institute of Cardiology, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.048
Hydatidosis is a parasitic infestation which is endemic to sheepherding regions of the world. Constrictive pericarditis secondary to pericardial hydatid disease is a very rare entity. In our case, the cyst was not a primary cardiac hydatid cyst. In this article, we report a 72-year-old male case of constrictive pericarditis due to fistulization of a hepatic hydatic cyst to the pericardium. Partial pericardiectomy and drainage of the hepatic cyst were performed successfully, followed by medical treatment.
Keywords : Fistula; hydatid disease; pericardium
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