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Hydatid disease caused by Echinococcusgranulosus is endemic in Indian subcontinent and a common surgical problem.Although occurrence of hydatid cyst is common in liver and lungs, it can be encounteredin almost every part of the body. Combined mediastinal and pericardial hydatid diseaseis a rare occurrence and only a few cases have been reported in the literature.Patients with hydatid cysts are usually asymptomatic. Our case report demonstratesa 57-year-old female patient who presented with chest pain and dyspnea on exertionfor few months duration. Detailed imaging and laboratory investigation revealeda pericardial and mediastinal hydatid cyst. The patient underwent operation forcurative excision. After surgery, the patient’s symptoms resolved and his clinicalstatus improved.

KEYWORDS

Hydatid Disease, Echinococcus granulosus, Parasitic Infection, Zoonotic Disease

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Panda, S. 2016 Mediastinal and Pericardial Hydatidosis—A Case Report and Review of Literature. Open Journal of Clinical Diagnostics, 6, 13-17. doi: 10.4236-ojcd.2016.62003.





Autor: Subha Narayan Panda

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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