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Infected cardiac hydatid cyst
  1. M Ceviz,
  2. N Becit,
  3. H Koçak
  1. Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty, Atatürk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey
  1. Dr Cevizceviz{at}


A 24 year old woman presented with chest pain and palpitation. The presence of a semisolid mass—an echinococcal cyst or tumour—in the left ventricular apex was diagnosed by echocardiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. The infected cyst was seen at surgery. The cyst was removed successfully by using cardiopulmonary bypass with cross clamp.

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  • infected cardiac hydatid cyst

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