Korean J Parasitol.  2013 Jun;51(3):349-352. 10.3347/kjp.2013.51.3.349.

A Giant Hydatid Cyst in the Interventricular Septum with Papillary Muscle Involvement

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Imam Ali Heart Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. rezafaraji60@yahoo.com

Abstract

We present here a 44-year-old male patient with hydatid disease who was referred to our hospital due to dyspnea and chest pain for the last 2 month before admission. Using echocardiography and contrast-enhanced computed tomography the heart hydatid was diagnosed. However, hydatid disease of the interventricular septum is rare; particularly, the involvement of mitral apparatus with mitral regurgitation (MR) is an exceptionally rare presentation. Early diagnosis and an integrated treatment strategy are crucial. Surgical excision was performed and the patient had an uneventful recovery and follow-up at 3 months.

Keyword

Echinococcus sp.; hydatid cyst; interventricular septum; papillary muscle

MeSH Terms

Echinococcosis/*parasitology/pathology/surgery
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Ventricular Septum/*parasitology/pathology/surgery
Full Text Links
  • KJP
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr