Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

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Case Report: Cardiac Hydatid Cyst


Sami Kulaybi, Nasser Alamri and Mohmmed Abdalkareem

Hydatid disease is one of the most important and widespread parasitic infection that cause significant health problem in undeveloped and developing countries. There main subtypes Echinococcus granulosus, E multilocularis, and E vogeli which can cause cystic echinococcosis in humans as intermediated host. The most common organ involved is the liver (50% to 70%) and the lung (20% to 30% of cases) in humans. Cardiac involvement in hydatid disease is rare (0.5% to 2% of all cases). We are presenting the case of cardiac hydatid cyst.


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