Isolated cardiac hydatid cyst of the right ventricle

Cardiac hydatid cyst



Hydatid cyst, Asymptomatic, Right ventricle


A hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease that most commonly affects the liver and lungs: it rarely affects the heart: right ventricular involvement is even less common. A 33-year-old male patient with a cardiac cystic mass, detected during echocardiography, was evaluated. Early surgery was the best treatment option. A hydatid cyst is located in the right ventricular wall and detected during surgery. The cyst was drained and the defect in the right ventricle was quilted. Postoperative follow-ups occurred, and he was discharged with albendazole in good health.


Download data is not yet available.


hn E. Bennett, Raphael Dolin, Martin J. Blaser. Mandell, Douglas, And Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier, 2019;9:3469-72.

Brunetti E, Kern P, Vuitton DA; Writing Panel for the WHO-IWGE. Expert consensus for the diagnosis and treatment of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in humans. Acta Trop. 2010 Apr;114(1):1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2009.11.001. DOI:

Abhishek V, Avinash V. Cardiac hydatid disease: literature review. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2012 Dec;20(6):747-50. doi: 10.1177/0218492312460774. DOI:

Erdoğan KE, Uğuz E, Hıdıroğlu M, Erkılıç E, Güney MC, Şener E. Surgical treatment of hydatid cyst infiltrating into myocardium and causing mitral valve regurgitation. Turk Gogus Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Derg. 2019 Jun 14;27(3):395-7. doi: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2019.17526. DOI:

Kocogullari CU, Kocaturk H, Erkut B, Kocak H. An apical cardiac hydatid cyst. Turk Gogus Kalp Dama. 2010;18:132–4.

Gormus N, Yeniterzi M, Telli HH, Solak H. The clinical and surgical features of right-sided intracardiac masses due to echinococcosis. Heart Vessels. 2004 May;19(3):121-4. doi: 10.1007/s00380-003-0732-x. DOI:

Gupta Y, Priyadarshini M. Perioperative management of intramyocardial hydatid cyst with off-pump technique. Ann Card Anaesth. 2019 Jan-Mar;22(1):92-5. doi: 10.4103/aca.ACA_46_18. DOI:

Birincioğlu CL, Tarcan O, Bardakci H, Saritaş A, Taşdemir O. Off-pump technique for the treatment of ventricular myocardial echinococcosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Apr;75(4):1232-7. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(02)04709-4. DOI:

Guidelines for treatment of cystic and alveolar echinococcosis in humans. WHO Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis. Bull World Health Organ. 1996;74(3):231-42.

Besir Y, Gucu A, Surer S, Rodoplu O, Melek M, Tetik O. Giant cardiac hydatid cyst in the interventricular septum protruding to right ventricular epicardium. Indian Heart J. 2013 Jan-Feb;65(1):81-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2012.12.014. DOI:

Vakilian F, Kamali A, Azari A, Poorzand H, Kamali A, Vakili Ahrari Roodi S. Isolated cardiac hydatid cyst presented as myopericarditis: A case report. J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2020;12(1):75-7. doi: 10.34172/jcvtr.2020.13. DOI:

Ipek G, Omeroglu SN, Goksedef D, Balkanay OO, Kanbur E, Engin E, et al. Large cardiac hydatid cyst in the interventricular septum. Tex Heart Inst J. 2011;38(6):719-22.






Case Report

How to Cite

Ozdemir AC, Akdogan A, Guven KY. Isolated cardiac hydatid cyst of the right ventricle: Cardiac hydatid cyst. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 10 [cited 2024 Apr. 14];6(9):833-5. Available from: