Dr. Arpit Mittal, Dr. Parul Gupta


Cardiac hydatid cyst is a rare presentation of hydatid disease. Presence of cardiac hydatid cyst in pediatric age group is even rare due to long incubation period and slow growing nature of cyst. We discuss an 11-year–old female child with multiple cardiac cysts presenting with cardiogenic shock that was diagnosed with the aid of echocardiography and computerized tomography of chest. Patient remains asymptomatic after surgical treatment followed by oral albendazole therapy.


Cardiac hydatid cyst, Childhood, Echinococcosis, Surgery.

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