Surgical treatment of hydatid cysts of the heart: report of six cases

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1989 Nov;98(5 Pt 2):892-901.


Six patients with hydatid cysts of the heart have undergone successful enucleation of the cysts with the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass. Various locations of the cysts and their consequences are discussed in detail. The findings have been confirmed by clinical, radiologic, electrocardiographic, echocardiographic, cardiac catheterization, cardioangiographic, and coronary angiographic studies. All patients are in good condition. Length of follow-up is reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Echinococcosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Echinococcosis / physiopathology
  • Echinococcosis / surgery*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Diseases / physiopathology
  • Heart Diseases / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methods
  • Radiography