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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175-177

Asymptomatic isolated cardiac hydatid cyst with pulmonary artery extension


1 Department of Radiology, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
2 Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Department of Radiology, Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
4 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
5 Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Hadi Sasani
Near East University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Near East Boulevard, 99138, Nicosia
Northern Cyprus
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5530/ami.2016.2.34

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Introduction: Hydatid disease is a kind of parasitic infection which is caused by Echinococcus granulosus. It is commonly characterized by cystic formation. Almost all organs can be affected by the infection, however, cardiac and especially right ventricular hydatid cystic involvement, is very rare. Also pulmonary artery extension occurs rarely. Case Report: We report herein imaging findings of a -year-old asymptomatic male patient with cardiac hydatid cyst and pulmonary artery extension. He contour lobulation of paracardiac region in the chest. A film was the only clue for making diagnosis. Conclusion: Imaging modalities are heplful in detecting the pathology.


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