Case Report

Presentation of Epicardial and Intrapericardial Hydatid Cysts: A Case Series


Hydatid cyst mainly involves the liver and lung; however, it can rarely involve cardiac tissue. This study describes the presence of hydatid cysts in the heart with considerable disease points in Tehran, Iran. Two cases aged between 25 to 50 years with cardiac hydatid cyst involvement were identified in 2021 in Tehran, Iran. Epicardial hydatid cyst between a left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) and left obtuse marginal artery (OM) on the left ventricle, and in the second case, intrapericardial cyst attached to the pulmonary trunk with a thin base were identified. The cardial cysts were resected, and the patients recovered without any complications.  Cardiac hydatid cyst is a very rare disease. Rapid diagnosis and surgical and medical care are necessary for treatment.

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IssueVol 18 No 2 (2023) QRcode
SectionCase Report(s)
Cardiac Epicardial Intrapericardial Left ventricle Hydatid cyst Iran

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Maleki D, Zeraatian-Nejad Davani S, Talebi-Taher M, Salemi B, Khanaliha K. Presentation of Epicardial and Intrapericardial Hydatid Cysts: A Case Series. Iran J Parasitol. 2023;18(2):251-256.