Asymptomatic Isolated Cardiac Hydatid Cyst with Pulmonary Artery Extension
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.