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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-37  

Incidental detection of asymptomatic intrapericardial calcified hydatid cyst


1 Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

Date of Web Publication13-Feb-2013

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Pravin K Goel
Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.107120

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Moorthy N, Kumar S, Lal H, Goel PK. Incidental detection of asymptomatic intrapericardial calcified hydatid cyst. Heart Views 2013;14:36-7

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Moorthy N, Kumar S, Lal H, Goel PK. Incidental detection of asymptomatic intrapericardial calcified hydatid cyst. Heart Views [serial online] 2013 [cited 2018 Nov 18];14:36-7. Available from: http://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2013/14/1/36/107120

Cardiac hydatid cyst is a rare condition, accounting for only 0.5-2% of all hydatid infestations. [1],[2] Fluoroscopy, coronary angiography, left ventricular angiography and CT scan of a 67-year-old diabetic, hypertensive and chronic stable angina patient showed incidental calcified cyst attached to heart [[Figure 1], Video 1]. On performing left ventricular (LV) angiography, a mass was found attached to the posterior aspect of left ventricle at the atrioventricular groove through a peduncle [[Figure 2], Video 2]. Later, 64-slice multidetector computed tomography showed a calcified cyst with multiple cystic locules within it, confirming the diagnosis of calcified hydatid cyst [Figure 3] and [Figure 4]. The cyst was intrapericardial in location with attachment to the atrioventricular groove near the crux. He was advised coronary artery bypass graft surgery with excision of the cyst.
Figure 1: Fluroscopic image in right anterior oblique projection showing calcified mass attached to posterior aspect of heart. Also note stent in atrioventricular groove

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Figure 2: Left ventricular (LV) angiography in RAO projection showing normal size LV with calcified mass attached to LV at posterior atrioventricular groove through a peduncle

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Figure 3: 64-slice multidetector computed tomography showing calcified cyst attached to crux and also multiple cystic spaces within it

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Figure 4: 64-slice multidetector computed tomography volume rendered image showing calcified cyst attached to posterior atrioventricular groove near crux

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1.Kaplan M, Demirtas M, Cimen S, Ozler A. Cardiac hydatid cysts with intracavitary expansion. Ann Thorac Surg 2001;71:1587-90.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.De Paulis R, Seddio F, Colagrande L, Polisca P, Chiariello L. Cardiac echinococcosis causing coronary artery disease. Ann Thorac Surg 1999;67:1791-3.  Back to cited text no. 2
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