Constrictive pericarditis due to hepatopericardial fistulas of hepatic echinococcosis


Hatemi A. C. , Omay O., KUMBASAR U. , Canikoglu M., Suzer K.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.21, no.1, pp.219-221, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.048
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-221

Abstract

Hydatidosis is a parasitic infestation which is endemic to sheepherding regions of the world. Constrictive pericarditis secondary to pericardial hydatid disease is a very rare dentity. In our case, the cyst was not a primary cardiac hydatid cyst. In this article, we report a 72-year-old male case of constrictive pericarditis due to fistulization of a hepatic hydatic cyst to the pericardium. Partial pericardiectomy and drainage of the hepatic cyst were performed successfully, followed by medical treatment.