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Right ventricle hydatid cyst with a pericardial cavity involvement: a case report

Plamen Panayotov, Radoslava Boyadzhieva, Vladimir Kornovski, Yavor Peychev, Daniela Panayotova, Veselin Petrov

Abstract

The echinococcal disease with a cardiac location of the hydatid cyst is uncommon and potentially fatal for the patient's life. The diagnosis could be difficult because no specific symptoms ever occur. However, this pathology should be always kept in mind in endemic regions. Herein we report a rare case of hydatid cyst situated in the right ventricular free wall. The diagnosis was ensured by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, CT and MRI. The patient underwent a total cardiopulmonary bypass without aortic cross-clamping. Several ruptured daughter cysts were removed. The fibrous capsule was opened and the germinative membrane was extirpated. Postoperatively, albendazole therapy was administered. No complications were reported.

Scripta Scientifica Medica 2013; 45(4): 84-87.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v45i4.240

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Plamen Panayotov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Radoslava Boyadzhieva
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Vladimir Kornovski
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Yavor Peychev
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Daniela Panayotova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Veselin Petrov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

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