HYDATID CYST IN A RARE SITE; THE LEFT VENTRICLE

Authors

  • Nadeem Ijaz Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan
  • Huma Hanif Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan
  • Zahid Rehman Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan
  • Niaz Ali Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan
  • Tahir Iqbal Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan
  • Imtiaz ur Rehman Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55519/JAMC-02-9222

Keywords:

Echinococcosis, Cardiac hydatidosis, Embolectomy, Left ventricle

Abstract

Echinococcosis is a disease that has been affecting human beings since decades and is primarily a zoonotic disease. The larvae of genus Echinococcus causes this disease. The most common sites for these cysts are the lungs and liver. Cardiac hydatidosis is a rare phenomenon and the incidence of such cases is about 1.3%. The case presented is of a 15-year-old boy who would have shortness of breath on exertion and acute right leg pain. To diagnose cardiac variant of the cystic disease, computed topography (CT) and echocardiography were done. Doppler studies confirmed acute limb ischemia. The treatment modality was an open-heart surgery and bilateral embolectomy of the popliteal artery. The patient was discharged to home with albendazole chemotherapy. The study gives an insight into an unusual presentation and successful treatment of cardiac hydatid cyst as well as the associated complications that can be encountered.  

Author Biographies

Nadeem Ijaz, Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan

Medical Officer - Surgical ICU

Huma Hanif, Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan

Medical Officer, Surgical ICU 

Zahid Rehman , Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan

Consultant Anaesthetist  , Anesthesia Department 

Niaz Ali, Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery 

Tahir Iqbal, Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan

Registrar, Cardiac Surgery Department

Imtiaz ur Rehman, Department of Surgery, Northwest General Hospital and Research Centre, Peshawar-Pakistan

Medical Officer, Surgical ICU

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Published

2022-03-03

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