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Pericardial tamponade due to a ruptured mediastinal hydatid cyst
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  • Weimin Zhang,
  • Feng-xia Wang ,
  • Ming-ming Zhang,
  • Renati Imam,
  • Tao Zhu,
  • Hao Wen ,
  • Qiang Huo
Weimin Zhang
The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011, P.R. China
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Feng-xia Wang
Department of cardiology, People’s Hospital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830001, P.R. China
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Ming-ming Zhang
Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011, P.R. China
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Renati Imam
Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011, P.R. China
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Tao Zhu
Department of Cardiac Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011, P.R. China
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Hao Wen
Xinjiang Key Lab of Fundamental Medical Research and Xinjiang Hydatid Clinical Research Institute, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830001, P.R. China.
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Qiang Huo
The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical Universit
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Abstract

Hydatid disease is a zoonosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus. It is seen most frequently in the liver and lungs in adults. The mediastinal location of this disease is rare. Herein, we report the case of a 38-year-old male with signs of heart failure related to a rupture of a mediastinal hydatid cyst with pericardial tamponade. The diagnosis was confirmed by echocardiography, computed tomography, and hydatic serology, and the patient was operated and put on albendazole for 3 months with favorable clinical course.