Cardiac hydatid disease with palpitations as the only presenting complaint: the egg in the nest
  • Ali Azari
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vascular Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Leila Bigdelu
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vascular Surgery Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
  • Ossama Maadarani
    Critical Care Unit, Internal Medical Department, Ahmadi Hospital-Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
  • Zouheir Bitar
    Critical Care Unit, Internal Medical Department, Ahmadi Hospital-Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

Keywords

Hydatid cyst, cardiac echinococcosis, echocardiography

Abstract

Hydatid disease, also known as cystic echinococcosis, is a parasitic infection caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. It usually invades organs such as the liver and the lungs but can affect any organ. Isolated cardiac involvement is a rare manifestation. We present a case of isolated left ventricle hydatid cyst with negative serological tests, which was treated with surgical removal and confirmed by histopathological examination.

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    Published: 2023-04-27
    Issue: 2023: Vol 10 No 5 (view)


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    Azari A, Bigdelu L, Maadarani O, Bitar Z. Cardiac hydatid disease with palpitations as the only presenting complaint: the egg in the nest. EJCRIM 2023;10 doi:10.12890/2023_003886.

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