A case of cardiac hydatid cyst localized in the lungs bilaterally and on anterior wall of right ventricle

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1993 Aug;41(4):261-3. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1013868.


A 23-year-old man had been coughing with hemoptysis, and had received tuberculostatic medication for four months without any benefit. Upon referral, two-dimensional echocardiography showed a cystic mass located in the anterior right-ventricular wall, without any protrusion into the ventricular cavity. CT examination revealed three cysts in the lung fields bilaterally, additionally a multilocular cystic image in the right-ventricular wall was observed. All components of hydatid cysts in the heart and lungs were removed in the same session by median sternotomy. Extracorporeal bypass was used in this operation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Echinococcosis / complications
  • Echinococcosis / diagnosis*
  • Echinococcosis / surgery
  • Echinococcosis, Pulmonary / complications
  • Echinococcosis, Pulmonary / diagnosis*
  • Echinococcosis, Pulmonary / surgery
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Diseases / complications
  • Heart Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Heart Diseases / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed