ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Fatal pulmonary embolism in an adolescent case: Cardiac and hepatic hydatic cyst
Erman Cilsal1, Okan Dilek2, Cengiz Yılmaz2
1Departments of Pediatric Cardiology, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey
2Departments of Radiology, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13968
Hydatid cysts are mostly located in the visceral organs, and cardiac involvement is very rare. Pulmonary arterial embolisms due to hydatid cyst are extremely rare, and they usually develop secondary to the rupture of a cardiac or hepatic hydatid cyst. Herein, we describe a case of clinically silent, but disseminated pulmonary embolism originating from a right ventricular hydatid cyst. Patients with a disseminated pulmonary embolism have a poor prognosis in case of delayed diagnosis, and these patients under anti-parasitic treatment after hydatid cyst resection should be monitored carefully and screened routinely in terms of visceral organ involvement.
Keywords : Cardiac hydatid cyst; echocardiography; hydatid cyst; pulmonary embolism
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