Cardiac echinococcal cyst: Diagnosis by two-dimensional echocardiography

Marian C. Limacher, Charles W. McEntee, Mohammed Attar, Jean G. Nelson, Michael E. DeBakey, Miguel A. Quinones

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Abstract

A case of an intracardiac echinococcal cyst is presented. The diagnosis was made by two-dimensional echocardiography, which clearly identified a large multiseptated cystic structure in the right ventricular outflow tract. The findings were verified at surgery. It is suggested that two-dimensional echocardiography may be the procedure of choice in the diagnosis of cardiac echinococcal disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-577
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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