Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2014, Vol 1, Num 1 Page(s): 003-005
A rare location for cardiac hydatid cyst in the interventricular septum

Funda Yıldırım,1 Barış Tuncer,1 Adnan Taner Kurdal,1 Tülün Öztürk,2 İhsan İşkesen1

1Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty of Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
2Departments of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Medical Faculty of Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

Keywords: Cardiac hydatid cyst; interventricular septum; operative view
Hydatid cyst is an endemic disease seen in different regions of the world due to the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm. The lung and liver are the most affected organs. Cardiac involvement is 0.5% to 2% of patients with hydatid disease and the interventricülar location is seen more rarely. A 17-year-old female patient with systemic hydatid cyst disease was consulted to our clinic. The patient presented with dyspnea, exertional dysrhythmia, and chest pain. Transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging showed the location of the interventricular septal hydatid cyst. The patient underwent elective surgery and discharged without any complications.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2014.115