Cardiac hydatid cyst revealed by complete heart block


YILMAZ M. , AYDIN A. , KUMBASAR U. , ÖZER N. , PAŞAOĞLU İ.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.21, no.1, pp.176-178, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.037
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-178

Abstract

Cardiac hydatid cyst is an unusual disease. Although interventricular septal cysts are usually asymptomatic, in rare instances where cardiac echinococcal cysts involve the interventricular septum, they may cause symptoms related to compression of the conduction pathway such as atrioventricular (AV) block and syncopal attacks. Surgical removal of the cyst is the most favorable therapeutic method in this disease. In this article, we report a 43-year-old female case of cardiac hydatid cyst originating from interventricular septum presenting with AV block and managed by surgical removal and implantation of permanent pacemaker during the early postoperative period.