Infected myocardial hydatid cyst imitating left ventricular aneurysm

Kutay V., Ekim H., Yakut C.

CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.11, no.3, pp.239-241, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0967-2109(03)00012-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-241
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


We report a case of infected intracardiac hydatid cyst in a patient who had complaints of chest pain, exertional dyspnea, palpitation, evening fever and fatigue. Echocardiography demonstrated a left ventricular apical cystic mass-in 7 cm diameter. Magnetic resonance imaging and hemagglutination test confirmed the diagnosis. Single capsulated cyst full of pus was surgically removed by using cardio-pulmonary bypass. Histopathological examination revealed an infected hydatid cyst. Postoperative recovery was uneventful and the patient remains free of symptoms after one year of follow-up. (C) 2003 The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.