Cardiac echinococcosis is rare disease even in countries where the hydatid disease is endemic. The involvement of the heart itself is reported to range between 0.5 and 2% of cases of Echinococcosis.
Three patients with cardiac hydatid cyst were reported in this study, their age tanged from 16 to 55 years. One patient had multiple cysts, which involve the interventricular septum, This patient had polyvisceral involvement, of liver, spleen, lung and kidney that were removed surgically. The other two patients had pericardial cyst that removed surgically. Trial of albendazole was given to patient with interventricular hydatid vyst but faild. Cross sectional echocardiography is the best diagnostic procedure for cardiac hydatid disease
Abdul Raheem Al Humrani ,Abdul Raheem Al Humrani ,Abdul Khalik Zeki ,Hussein Ali Alchalbi ,
Hydatid disease of the heart: a report of three cases and review of literature,
J. Bahrain Med. Soc. 2003;
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