Surgical treatment of cardiac hydatid disease - A report of 7 cases


Yaliniz H. , Tokcan A., Salih O. K. , Ulus T.

TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL, cilt.33, ss.333-339, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Dergi Adı: TEXAS HEART INSTITUTE JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.333-339

Özet

Cardiac echinococcosis is a rare but potentially very serious complication of hydatid disease. It is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge due to the variability of signs and symptoms at presentation and to its numerous, often unpredictable, preoperative complications. Our clinical experiences with 7 cases of cardiac echinococcosis are reported and the diagnostic and therapeutic considerations for the management of patients are discussed, together with a review of the literature.