Cardiac hydatid cyst in the interventricular septum leading to symptoms of subaortic stenosis [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(3): 184-186

Cardiac hydatid cyst in the interventricular septum leading to symptoms of subaortic stenosis

Aziz Karadede, Ömer Alyan, Zülküf Karahan
Department Of Cardiology, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey

A 44-year-old man presented with a complaint of dyspnea on exertion. Transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography showed a cystic lesion in the basal region of the interventricular septum, 4.5x8 cm in size, suggesting a hydatid cyst. Color Doppler echocardiography demonstrated turbulent flow and mild aortic and mitral insufficiency. An indirect hemagglutination test yielded a positive result. The patient refused surgical treatment. A month later, it was found that he had died during surgery for the hydatid cyst at another center.

Keywords: Echinococcosis/complications, echocardiography, heart diseases/parasitology; heart septum; heart ventricles

How to cite this article
Aziz Karadede, Ömer Alyan, Zülküf Karahan. Cardiac hydatid cyst in the interventricular septum leading to symptoms of subaortic stenosis. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2007; 35(3): 184-186

Corresponding Author: Ömer Alyan, Türkiye
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