Asymptomatic Cardiac Hydatid Cyst

M. Jannati, M.H. Nematti, J. Zamani, S. Amooee


Echinococcus is endemic in some parts of the world but cardiac involvement with hydatid cyst is rare. Here, we report a 55-year-old man who developed right ulnar fracture and was scheduled for surgery. During routine preoperative evaluation abnormal findings in ECG were found. In echocardiography, a large mass was detected in the inferior wall of the left ventricle. Coronary angiography showed normal findings. The patient underwent cardiac surgery to excise the mass which later on identified as a hydatid cyst.

Iran J Med Sci 2006; 31(4): 232-234.


Keywords Echinococcus, cardiac, hydatid cyst

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