A 35-year-old Moroccan man presented with pain in the upper left abdomen for one day. He had a 13-year history of high-dose albendazole treatment for inoperable cystic cardiac echinococcosis and dilated, but stable cardiomyopathy. Physical examination demonstrated a visible and palpable mass pulsating synchronous with every heartbeat in the left upper abdomen (Supplementary Video 1). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with contrast enhancement (Panel A: axial view, Panel B: coronal view of Fig. 1) demonstrated progression of pericardial Echinococcus granulosus cysts over a trajectory of 18 cm with breakthrough into the abdominal cavity. [...]

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2017.12.008, hdl.handle.net/1765/103936
Journal IDCases
Jainandunsing, S, Oei, L, Oei, E.H.G, Budde, R.P.J, Alsma, J, van Hellemond, J.J, … Schurink, C.A.M. (2017). Cardio-abdominal echinococcosis. IDCases, 11, 46–47. doi:10.1016/j.idcr.2017.12.008