Asymptomatic Isolated Cardiac Hydatid Cyst with Pulmonary Artery Extension

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Acta Medica International,2016,3,2,175-177.
Published:September 2016
Type:Case Report

Asymptomatic Isolated Cardiac Hydatid Cyst with Pulmonary Artery Extension

Hadi Sasani1, Eray Darıcı2, Canan Akman3, Ilhan Sanisoğlu4, Cengiz Dibekoğlu5

1Department of Radiology, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus. 

2Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

3Department of Radiology, Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Near East University School of Medicine, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus.

5Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Abstract:

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.

Echocardiography study depicts 67x65 mm sized left ventricular apical located multilocular cystic lesion with its internal echogenic septations