Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Isolated Pericardial Hydatid Cyst Treated Surgically: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Ben Jmaà Hèla1*, Mhiri Fatma1, Dammak Aiman1, Ben Jmaà Tarak2, Bouassida Abir1, Elleuch Nizar1, Masmoudi Sayda1, Ben Jmaà Mounir2 and Frikha Imed1

1Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Habib Bourguiba Hospital, Tunisia 2Department of Infectious Diseases, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Tunisia

*Correspondance to: Ben Jmaà Hèla 

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Abstract

Cardiac hydatid cyst is rare. Isolated hydatid pericardial involvement without involvement of heart or other organs are extremely rare. Its clinical presentation is variable and it can have life threatening complications. We present a case of an isolated pericardial hydatid cyst, in a female patient, presented with chest pain and removed surgically.

Keywords:

Hydatid disease; Pericardium; Computed tomography; Thoracotomy; Excision

Citation:

Hèla BJ, Fatma M, Aiman D, Jmaà Tarak B, Abir B, Nizar E, et al. Isolated Pericardial Hydatid Cyst Treated Surgically: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1799.

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