Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation caused by Echinococcus granulosus larvae. Cases of cardiac hydatid cyst with pericardial involvement are uncommon. Its essential characteristics include clinical polymorphism, latency, and severity of complications. Herein, we reported a rare case of isolated pericardial hydatid cyst whose diagnosis was evoked on the imaging data and confirmed with the parasitological study of the operative specimen.    "/> Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation caused by Echinococcus granulosus larvae. Cases of cardiac hydatid cyst with pericardial involvement are uncommon. Its essential characteristics include clinical polymorphism, latency, and severity of complications. Herein, we reported a rare case of isolated pericardial hydatid cyst whose diagnosis was evoked on the imaging data and confirmed with the parasitological study of the operative specimen.    "/>

Pericardial hydatid cyst in a Child: a case report

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Hafida Naoui ORCID 1 , 2 , * , Souad Azelmat 1 , Zohra Lemkente 3 , Siham Semlali 4 , Maryam Iken 1 , Jamal El Fenni 4 , Badreddine Lmimouni 1

1 Mycology Parasitology Laboratory, Military Hospital Med V, Rabat, Morocco

2 Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

3 Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Agadir, Agadir, Morocco

4 Radiology Department, Military Hospital, Rabat, Morocco

How to Cite: Naoui H, Azelmat S, Lemkente Z, Semlali S, Iken M, et al. Pericardial hydatid cyst in a Child: a case report, Int Cardio Res J. 2019 ; 13(1):e70668.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Cardiovascular Research Journal: 13 (1); e70668
Published Online: March 01, 2019
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 26, 2018
Accepted: November 05, 2018
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Abstract

Hydatid disease is a parasitic infestation caused by Echinococcus granulosus larvae. Cases of cardiac hydatid cyst with pericardial involvement are uncommon. Its essential characteristics include clinical polymorphism, latency, and severity of complications. Herein, we reported a rare case of isolated pericardial hydatid cyst whose diagnosis was evoked on the imaging data and confirmed with the parasitological study of the operative specimen.

 

 

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