Hydatid cyst of the interventricular septum and contribution of magnetic resonance imaging

Acta Cardiol. 1995;50(6):477-81.

Abstract

Cardiac echinococcosis has not been reported frequently. Because of the risk of potentially lethal complications, early diagnosis and definitive treatment are very important. We report a case of a cardiac echinococcal cyst in the interventricular septum. The cyst that caused angina and showed ischemic changes in electrocardiogram was diagnosed by two-dimensional echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging and was treated surgically.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Angina Pectoris / diagnosis
  • Angina Pectoris / etiology
  • Angina Pectoris / surgery
  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis*
  • Cardiomyopathies / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Echinococcosis / diagnosis*
  • Echinococcosis / surgery
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Septum / pathology*
  • Heart Septum / surgery
  • Heart Ventricles / pathology
  • Heart Ventricles / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Myocardial Ischemia / diagnosis
  • Myocardial Ischemia / etiology
  • Myocardial Ischemia / surgery