Cardiac echinococcosis: cyst removal in a beating heart

Ann Thorac Surg. 1992 Feb;53(2):328-9. doi: 10.1016/0003-4975(92)91343-8.


A 17-year-old asymptomatic boy from a sheep farm had a systolic murmur on routine examination. The diagnosis of Echinococcus cyst in the right ventricular outflow tract was made by echocardiography. The cyst was removed with success with the patient on cardiopulmonary bypass with a beating heart.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnostic imaging
  • Cardiomyopathies / surgery*
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Echinococcosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Echinococcosis / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Contraction*
  • Ultrasonography