Heart transplantation in a patient with liver hydatidosis

J Heart Lung Transplant. May-Jun 1993;12(3):531-3.


The human can serve as an accidental intermediate host to Echinococcus granulosus, a parasite that targets dogs as its definitive hosts. We present the case of a 27-year-old man with liver hydatidosis, who underwent heart transplantation because of ischemic cardiomyopathy. The immunosuppressor treatment had no effect on the size of the cysts, which were removed surgically 14 months after heart transplantation; good results persist after 3 years of follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Echinococcosis, Hepatic / complications
  • Echinococcosis, Hepatic / diagnostic imaging
  • Echinococcosis, Hepatic / surgery*
  • Heart Failure / complications
  • Heart Failure / surgery
  • Heart Transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppressive Agents / administration & dosage
  • Liver / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Immunosuppressive Agents