Pericardial hydatid cyst and tuberculosis co-existence


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Girit S. , Polatoglu E., Senol E., Ceyran H., Kokten S. C.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.26, no.2, pp.312-315, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.14909
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-315

Abstract

Tuberculosis and hydatid cyst are still major health problems in developing countries. Co-existence of these two infections is also seen commonly. In this article, we present a 15-year-old-girl patient who applied with cardiac tamponade accompanied by pleural and pericardial effusion and was diagnosed as pericardial hydatid cyst and pericardial tuberculosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case with such feature reported in the literature.