Intracardiac Hydatid Cyst

Intracardiac Hydatid Cyst

Abdullah Orhan Demirtas1, Yeşim Alpay2, Gencehan Kumtepe3, Erdogan Bulbul4, Ayberk Görcan5

1Adana City Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Adana;
2Balikesir University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Balikesir;
3Meddem Hospital, Department of Cardiolvascular Surgery, Isparta;
4Balikesir University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Balikesir;
5Balikesir University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Balikesir

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Human echinococcosis is a zoonotic infection caused by larval forms (metacestodes) of tapeworms of the genus echinococcus found in the small intestine of carnivores. The eggs of these tapeworms excreted by carnivores may infect various species of natural intermediate host animals and humans. Hydatid cysts may be found in almost any part of the body, leading to many clinical presentations. The most common locations are the liver and lungs (2). In the heart, the left ventricle is the most common location (46%), followed by the right ventricle (21%), interventricular septum (19.3%), right atrium (9.7%), left atrium (1.6%), and sinus of valsalva (1.6%) .The treatment of intracardiac hidatid cyst is surgery (3).

Keywords: Intracardiac hydatid cyst

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Abdullah Orhan Demirtas, Yeşim Alpay, Gencehan Kumtepe, Erdogan Bulbul, Ayberk Görcan. Intracardiac hydatid cyst. International Journal of Case Reports, 2018 2:15. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2018-04-1201.

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