Cardiac Hydatid Cyst: A Rare but Potentially Life-Threatening Presentation of Hydatid Disease

Kanhai Lalani, M. Sudhakar Rao, R. Padmakumar, Pankti Parikh, M. V. Ashwini, Ujwal Teja Dhulipalla

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Abstract

Cardiac echinococcosis is a rare and severe manifestation of hydatid disease. It is caused by parasitic infestation by the Echinococcus species and can lead to life-threatening complications. Diagnosis is difficult due to nonspecific symptoms, but echocardiography is a highly sensitive diagnostic method. Albendazole treatment is effective in managing these cysts and can be an alternative to surgery. A patient with multiple cardiac hydatid cysts was successfully treated with albendazole, highlighting the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment to prevent life-threatening complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-127
Number of pages4
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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