Cardiac hydatid disease or echinococcosis is a rare complication of Echinococcus granulosus infection. Traditionally, the diagnosis is made with two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. This case report shows the complementary function of the different echo modalities (two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and contrast echocardiography) and MRI in the evaluation of pericardial hydatid cyst.

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International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Department of Cardiology

Nemes, A, Geleijnse, M.L, van Geuns, R.J.M, Caliskan, K.C, Michels, M, Soliman, O.I.I, … ten Cate, F.J. (2006). Evaluation of pericardial hydatid cysts by different echocardiographic imaging modalities. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, 22(5), 647–651. doi:10.1007/s10554-006-9089-4