Surgical treatment of giant hydatid cyst of the left ventricle and diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging

Paşaoǧlu I., DOĞAN R., Paşaoǧlu E., Tokgözoǧlu L.

Vascular, vol.2, no.1, pp.114-116, 1994 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/096721099400200126
  • Journal Name: Vascular
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-116
  • Keywords: cardiac echinococcosis, hydatid cyst, magnetic resonance imaging, mitral valve replacement
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Cardiac echinococcosis has not been reported frequently. Because of the risk of potentially lethal complications, early diagnosis and definitive treatment are very important The case of a 41-year-old physician, in whom diagnosis of giant left ventricular hydatid cyst was established with cross-sectional echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging, is presented. The cyst was removed surgically and mitral valve replacement performed because of destruction of the valve. © 1994, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.