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Hydatid cyst of the cardiac interventricular septum with complete atrioventricular block: a case report from Pakistan.
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PMID:  22764470     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiac involvement in systemic echinococcosis is a rare phenomenon. Abnormalities of the cardiac conduction system are an exceptional feature of cardiac hydatidosis. We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of cardiac hydatidosis from Pakistan in a 30 year old male who presented with recurrent syncopal episodes due to complete atrioventricular conduction block and subsequently underwent implantation of dual chamber pacemaker. His transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a large, well circumscribed, interventricular septal mass which was avascular on subsequent perfusion imaging. Surgical resection of the mass three years later confirmed it to be a hydatid cyst.
Authors:
Bilal Mustafa; Waqas Ahmed; Mohammad Tauqeer Akbar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.
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