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Case Report Open Access
Multivisceral location of cardiac hydatid cyst is exceptional. A 37 year-old female, with past medical history of surgery of hydatid cyst of the right lung, underwent a systematic radiological follow-up.
CT scan defined a cystic mass of the heart, of the left lung, the liver, and cysts in the two breasts. So, the patient was operated under cardiopulmonary bypass via a sternotomy. Intra-operative examination revealed a cyst of the inferior wall of the left ventricle.
The cysts of the heart, the lung, and the breasts were excised in a single session, and the patient was discharged on the fourth postoperative day without symptoms. The cyst of the liver was operated one month later.
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Author(s): Ben Jmaà Hèla, Hentati Abdessalem, Ben Jmaà Tarak, Dammak Aiman, Souissi Iheb, Masmoudi Sayda, Elleuch Nizar, Ben Jmaà Mounir, Karoui Abdelhamid, Kammoun Samir and Frikha Imed
Echinococcosis, Cardiac mass, Multivisceral location, Surgery, Cardiac, Hydatidosis