ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pericardial hydatid cyst and tuberculosis co-existence
Saniye Girit1, Esra Polatoğlu1, Ebru Şenol1, Hakan Ceyran2, Şermin Çoban Kökten3
1Department of Child Health and Diseases, University of Health Sciences, Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, University of Health Sciences, Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.14909
Tuberculosis and hydatid cyst are still major health problems in developing countries. Co-existence of these two infections is also seen commonly. In this article, we present a 15-year-old-girl patient who applied with cardiac tamponade accompanied by pleural and pericardial effusion and was diagnosed as pericardial hydatid cyst and pericardial tuberculosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case with such feature reported in the literature.
Keywords : Children; pericardial hydatid cyst; pericardial tuberculosis
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