A giant hydatid cyst atypically located in the left ventricle


PEKER R. O. , SABUNCU T. , KUMBASAR U. , GÜVENER M. , DEMİRCİN M. , PAŞAOĞLU İ.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.57, no.3, pp.308-310, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.308-310

Abstract

Cardiac hydatidosis is a rare but potentially life-threatening infestation. Cardiac hydatid cysts generally occur in the left ventricle; followed by the atria, the free wall of the right ventricle, the pericardium and the interventricular septum. Herein, we report a 17-year-old girl with a giant left ventricle cyst who was previously treated by interventional methods for liver and lung hydatid cysts. The cardiac cyst was removed with cardiopulmonary bypass support.