Surgical Management of Echinococcal Cysts of the Heart and Pericardium
Surgical treatment of a 27-year-old man with an echinococcal cyst of the heart is reported, illustrating some difficulties and problems manifested by this lesion.
Twenty-seven other patients operated upon for cardiac hydatid disease are reviewed in tabular form.
Symptomatology, diagnosis, and management of this rare cardiac lesion are reviewed.
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