Cardiac hydatid cysts: echocardiographic findings.

  title={Cardiac hydatid cysts: echocardiographic findings.},
  author={John D. Barbetseas and Spyros Lambrou and Constantina Aggeli and Gregory G Vyssoulis and Alexandra A Frogoudaki and Eleftherios G Tsiamis and Christodoulos Stefanadis},
  journal={Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU},
  volume={33 4},
Cardiac hydatid disease is rare. Many patients are asymptomatic, hence cardiac involvement is often discovered incidentally. Diagnosis is also difficult because of a long period between parasitic infection and the manifestation of disease. Rupture of a cardiac cyst is a serious complication. Diagnosis of cardiac hydatid cysts is often made using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) provides details of the cysts. We present the cases of 3 patients with… CONTINUE READING