The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2015 , Vol 57 , Num 3
A Giant Hydatid Cyst Atypically Located in the Left Ventricle
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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Cardiac hydatidosis is a rare but potentially life-threatening infestation. Cardiac hydatid cysts generally occur in the left ventricle; followed by the atria, the free wall of the right ventricle, the pericardium and the interventricular septum. Herein, we report a 17-year-old girl with a giant left ventricle cyst who was previously treated by interventional methods for liver and lung hydatid cysts. The cardiac cyst was removed with cardiopulmonary bypass support. Keywords : hydatid cyst, left ventricle, cardiomyopathy.
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