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: 2013  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36--37

Incidental detection of asymptomatic intrapericardial calcified hydatid cyst


Nagaraja Moorthy1, Sudeep Kumar1, Hira Lal2, Pravin K Goel1,  
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

Correspondence Address:
Pravin K Goel
Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014
India




How to cite this article:
Moorthy N, Kumar S, Lal H, Goel PK. Incidental detection of asymptomatic intrapericardial calcified hydatid cyst.Heart Views 2013;14:36-37


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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 2019 Dec 11 ];14:36-37
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Full Text

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}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}{Figure 4}

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