Case Report
Volume 4 Issue 5 - 2021
Hydatidosis Presenting as Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis: A Case Report
Hicham Wazaren1*, Hanae Bouhdadi1, Sabrine Derqaoui2, Jaafar Rhissassi1, Rochde Sayah1, Chakib Benlafqih1 and Mohammed Laaroussi1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery A of Ibn Sina University Hospital Center, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco
2Department of Pathology of Ibn Sina University Hospital Center, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: Hicham Wazaren, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery A of Ibn Sina University Hospital Center, Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco.
Received: January 25, 2021; Published: April 26, 2021


Pericardial hydatidosis is rare. The transformation towards constriction of hydatid pericarditis remains exceptionally a mode of revelation of the disease.

This is a 49-year-old male, suffering exercise dyspnea with ascites. The echocardiography made objectified a thickening of the pericardium with appearance of shell obstructing the filling of the left ventricle and the right ventricle without calcifications. The cardiac magnetic resonance highlighted an aspect evoking a bulky pericardial effusion encysted compressive with presence of signs of chronic constrictive pericarditis. The patient underwent a sternotomy by which a subtotal pericardiectomy was performed. The pathology study showed signs suggestive of hydatid cysts. Hydatid serology was positive.

In most chronic constrictive pericarditis, the real treatment is surgical pericardial decortication.

Keywords: Constrictive Pericarditis; Hydatic Cysts; Sternotomy; Decortications; Right Catheterism


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