Twenty Years After Hydatid Cyst Operation

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


This is an interesting case of multiple echo abnormalities in a 55 years old woman. It illustrates RHD and a ruptured hydatid cyst hollowed on the right side of the inter-ventricular septum.


Hydatid cyst Echinococcosis heart involvement Dyspnea TTE 

Supplementary material

Movie 32.1

Para sternal view shows connection between septum and RV (AVI 632 kb)


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    Özer N, Aytemir K, Kuru G, Atalar E, Özer Y, Övünc K, et al. Hydatid cyst of the heart as a rare cause of embolization: report of 5 cases and review of published reports. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2001;14:299–302.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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