A rare presentation of cardiac hydatid cyst: stroke and acute aortic occlusion

Heart Surg Forum. 2004;7(5):E364-6. doi: 10.1532/HSF98.20041056.

Abstract

Cardiac involvement in hydatid disease is uncommon. We report a case of a surgically treated ruptured left ventricular hydatid cyst, which presented with acute stroke and was later complicated by distal aortic embolism due to perioperative dislodgement of the germinative membrane.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / etiology*
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery*
  • Aortitis / complications*
  • Aortitis / surgery*
  • Echinococcosis / complications*
  • Echinococcosis / surgery*
  • Embolism / etiology
  • Embolism / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Rare Diseases / complications
  • Rare Diseases / surgery
  • Stroke / etiology*
  • Stroke / prevention & control
  • Treatment Outcome