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A cardiac hydatid cyst mimicking a pericardial tumour in a paediatric case

  • Taliha Oner (a1), Oktay Korun (a2) and Ahmet Celebi (a1)

Abstract

Cardiac hydatid cysts are a rare presentation of hydatid cyst disease in the body, with a reported cardiac involvement rate of <2%. The left ventricle is the most common site of cardiac involvement. Here, we report a patient with a hydatid cyst that ruptured into the pericardium after producing an aneurysm on the right ventricular free wall, appearing as fibrinated fluid and a solid mass lesion in the pericardium. Our aim in this case report was to emphasise that the possibility of a hydatid cyst should not be overlooked in the differential diagnosis of pericardial tumours.

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Author for correspondence: T. Oner, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Tel: +090-505-6576535; Fax: +0216-337-97-19; E-mail: talihaoner@yahoo.com

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Cite this article: Oner T, Korun O, Celebi A. (2018) A cardiac hydatid cyst mimicking a pericardial tumour in a paediatric case. Cardiology in the Young page 244 of 246. doi: 10.1017/S1047951118002032

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A cardiac hydatid cyst mimicking a pericardial tumour in a paediatric case

  • Taliha Oner (a1), Oktay Korun (a2) and Ahmet Celebi (a1)

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