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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2004 April;45(2):125-7

Copyright © 2004 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Cardiac echinococcosis in a 3-year-old child

Bozkurt A. K., Köksal C.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Istanbul University Cerrahpa¸sa Medical Faculty Istanbul, Turkey


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A 3-year-old girl was admitted with the diagnosis of left ventricular hydatid cyst. She also had pulmonary, hepatic and splenic cysts. The diagnosis of the left ventricular cyst was made by means of computerized tomography and confirmed using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and transthoracic echocardiography. The patient was submitted to cystectomy on beating heart with a straightforward postoperative period.

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