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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58-60

Isolated myocardial hydatid cyst: Managed with total curative excision

LPS Institute of Cardiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dibbendhu Khanra
LPS Institute of Cardiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2395-5414.182983

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Hydatid disease is still prevalent in developing countries, and isolated cardiac hydatid cysts are the rarest presentation. We report a 40-year-old nondiabetic, nonhypertensive female who presented with low-grade fever for 2 months shortness of breath and orthopnea for 2 weeks. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a large, round cystic lesion with multiple daughter cysts without any obvious intraluminal detached membranes with mass effect on the left ventricular outflow tract. After total excision, residual tissue was closed with Teflon patch. Germinative membrane and hundreds of daughter cysts were seen. Following total excision of the cyst from myocardium, myocardial cavity was washed thoroughly with 10% Betadine solution. Pathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of hydatid cyst. Preoperatively started albendazole was continued for 4 weeks even after the operation. On follow-up after 4 weeks, the patient is doing well and cardiac imaging showed normal contours of the heart.

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