ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Cardiac hydatid cyst revealed by complete heart block
Mustafa Yılmaz1, Ahmet Aydın1, Ulaş Kumbasar1, Necla Özer2, İlhan Paşaoğlu1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.037
Cardiac hydatid cyst is an unusual disease. Although interventricular septal cysts are usually asymptomatic, in rare instances where cardiac echinococcal cysts involve the interventricular septum, they may cause symptoms related to compression of the conduction pathway such as atrioventricular (AV) block and syncopal attacks. Surgical removal of the cyst is the most favorable therapeutic method in this disease. In this article, we report a 43-year-old female case of cardiac hydatid cyst originating from interventricular septum presenting with AV block and managed by surgical removal and implantation of permanent pacemaker during the early postoperative period.
Keywords : Heart block; hydatid cyst; interventricular septum
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