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.

Echocardiography, Hydatid cyst, Pericardium,
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