Cardiac involvement of Echinococcus granulosus evaluated by multi-contrast CMR imaging.

@article{Kelle2009CardiacIO,
  title={Cardiac involvement of Echinococcus granulosus evaluated by multi-contrast CMR imaging.},
  author={Sebastian Kelle and Uwe Koehler and Thomas Thouet and Eckart Fleck and Eike Nagel},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={131 2},
  pages={
          e59-60
        }
}
Cardiac manifestations of hydatid cysts are rare and occur in about 0.2 to 3% of all cases of human hydatidosis. We report the case of a young man with a known 4-year old infection with Echinoccus granulosus. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) was performed and showed two cysts in the left ventricular wall. The smaller cyst had a thin, noncontinuous membrane to the left ventricle. The T1- and T2-weighted images showed an isointense signal of the cysts compared to blood; fat… CONTINUE READING

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