ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A cardiac hydatid cyst in the interventricular septum
Ahmet İrdem1, Hayati Deniz2, Mehmet Kervancıoğlu1, Selim Kervancıoğlu3
1Departments of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical Faculty of Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
2Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
3Departments of Radiology, Medical Faculty of Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8194
Cardiac hydatid cyst is a very rarely seen. It primarily involves the lungs and liver. Treatment of cardiac hydatid cysts is surgical and subsequent medical therapy with albendazole to prevent relapses. Herein, we report a 14-year-old male case who underwent a surgical operation six months ago due to a hydatid cyst in the liver and developed cardiac hydatid cyst in the interventricular septum despite postoperative albendazole therapy.
Keywords : Cardiac; child; hydatid cyst; liver
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