ECHINOCOCCOSI CARDIACA IN PAZIENTE DI 9 ANNI, SIMULANTE NECROSI MIOCARDICA. DIAGNOSI E TRATTAMENTO CHIRURGICO

Translated title of the contribution: Cardiac echinococcosis simulating myocardial necrosis in a 9 year-old boy. Diagnosis and surgical treatment

D. Di Carlo, D. Astolfi, F. Capestro, L. Ferrini

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Abstract

The case of a 9 yr-old, admitted for precordial pain, electrocardiographic signs of myocardial necrosis, deformity of the cardiac border at X Ray examinations, is reported. The diagnosis of cardiac echinoccosis was suspected, once other causes of myocardial infarction in children were excluded. Angiocardiography was the most useful diagnostic tool. The cyst was successfully removed with the aid of cardiopumonary bypass. Cardiac echinococcosis gives rise, usually, to minor electrocardiographic changes; nevertheless, patients with electrocardiographic signs of necrosis can undergo surgical treatment without increased operative risk. Follow-up at several months after successful operation did not show return to normal electrocardiogram.

Translated title of the contributionCardiac echinococcosis simulating myocardial necrosis in a 9 year-old boy. Diagnosis and surgical treatment
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)323-328
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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