Cardiac hydatid cyst and pulmonary hydatidosis in a child

Yalcin E., Dogru D., Ozcelik U., Kiper N., Gocmen A., Akhan O.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, vol.21, no.12, pp.1178-1180, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Hydatidosis in the lungs is unusual, and a cardiac localization occurs rarely. We report a child with cardiac hydatid cyst that developed during albendazole treatment for preceding multiple pulmonary hydatid lesions. The cardiac lesion was treated by surgical excision, and the pulmonary cysts improved with a combination of praziquantel and albendazole therapy.