Hydatid Cyst of the Interventricular Septum Causing Complete
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Hydatid disease (cystic echinococcosis), which arises from the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm, is endemic in some livestock-raising countries.Cardiac involvement is seen in only 0.5-2% of patients with hydatid disease and the interventricular septum (IVS) is involved in just 4% of cardiac cases. Hydatid cyst of the cardiac IVS with complete atrioventricular block (complete heart block [CHB]) was reported by many authors but in these articles no case of postsurgery ventricular septal defect (VSD) was reported. Herein, we report a case of a woman who had a large hydatid cyst in the IVS that was complicated by CHB and postoperative VSD.......

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