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A rare location of cardio hydatid cyst with multiple organ involvement: a case report

Authors
  • Ahmad, Yara1
  • Maree, Gulan2
  • Omar, Sherawan3
  • Alkhalaf, Hussam3
  • 1 Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University, Damascus
  • 2 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Tishreen University Hospital, Lattakia
  • 3 Department of Cardiology, Dil Û Çav Hospital, Al Qamshli, Syria
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Publisher
Elsevier BV
Publication Date
Apr 12, 2023
Volume
85
Issue
4
Pages
1220–1222
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MS9.0000000000000448
PMID: 37113847
PMCID: PMC10129155
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Case Reports
License
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Abstract

Cardiac cysts in hydatid cysts, a parasitic disease, are extremely rare, and left-atrial hydatid cysts are even more unusual. Therefore, the authors report herein a rare case of a hydatid cyst in the left atrium. According to them, this is the third documented case of left-atrial hydatid cysts. Presentation of Case: A 25-year-old male presented at the outpatient clinic with atypical chest pain, hacking cough, dyspnoea, nausea, and vomiting for 2 months. Echocardiography showed a left-atrial unilocular, well-delineated mass. The authors also found multiple liver cysts and spleen cysts. Discussion: The widespread distribution of the disease in our regions, the dog contact story of the patient, and the appearance on echocardiograms were strong reasons to diagnose a hydatid cyst in the left atrium, which may cause many symptoms (bundle branch conduction, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction) or unexpected death. Conclusions: The authors aimed to report this case due to the disease’s high probability of death, even asymptomatic patients with cardiac hydatid disease should all be referred for early surgery.

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