Left ventricular hydatid cyst presenting with acute ischemic stroke: case report

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2004 Sep;17(9):1009-10. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2004.04.031.

Abstract

Cardiac hydatid cysts are rarely seen. The presentation of an acute stroke secondary to embolization from a cardiac hydatid cyst is also rare. We report a young boy with left ventricular hydatid cyst who presented with acute ischemic stroke.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adolescent
  • Albendazole / therapeutic use
  • Animals
  • Anthelmintics / therapeutic use
  • Brain Ischemia / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Ischemia / etiology*
  • Brain Ischemia / parasitology
  • Echinococcosis / complications*
  • Echinococcosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Echinococcosis / drug therapy
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging*
  • Heart Ventricles / parasitology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Rare Diseases / parasitology
  • Stroke / diagnostic imaging
  • Stroke / etiology*
  • Stroke / parasitology

Substances

  • Anthelmintics
  • Albendazole