Cardiac Echinococcosis: Case Report of Unusual Echocardiographic Appearance

Elizabeth Klodas, Veronique L. Roger, Fletcher A. Miller, James P. Utz, Gordon K. Danielson, William D. Edwards

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Abstract

An unusual echocardiographic appearance of a cardiac echinococcal lesion confirmed intraoperatively is described in a patient with nonspecific cardiac complaints. Although previous reports have emphasized the echolucent, often multiseptated nature of echinococcal lesions, such characteristics were absent in this case. Thus, in the appropriate clinical setting, echinococcal infection should be included in the differential diagnosis of solid mass lesions of the heart because the surgical approach may need to be altered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)657-661
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume70
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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