ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A case of cardiac hydatid cyst located in the interventricular septum
Yasin Ay, İbrahim Kara, Cemalettin Aydın, Hasan Basri Erdoğan, Cevat Yakut
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu Heart and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.4212
Cardiac hydatid cyst is a rather rare disease. Although cardiac hydatid cysts are usually asymptomatic, serious complications such as atrioventricular block, syncope, pericarditis, stenosis in cardiac valve orifices, and sudden death may develop due to the localization and size of the cyst. Early diagnosis and treatment are of utmost importance. In this report, we present a case of interventricular septum localized hydatid cyst presenting with syncope as referral symptom.
Keywords : Hydatid cyst; interventricular septum; syncope
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