The purpose of our study was to review the role of the CT imaging findings in the diagnosis of cardiovascular hydatid disease.
Methods and Materials
Computed tomography is one of the most useful diagnostic tools for the diagnosis of cardiovascular hydatid disease.
we report four cases of cardiovascular hydatid cyst who presented to our Hospital with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath.
Two patients had the lesion in the interventricular septum,
one patient had a cystic lesion in both the lower lobe pulmonary artery and the last one had a lesion in theleft mainpulmonary artery and the inferior vena cava.
These four cases illustrate the rare location of hydatid cyst.
computed tomographyplays a crucial role for the early diagnosis,
assessment of the lesions and follow-up after surgical treatment. Hydatidosis is an endemic zoonosis due to the larva of Echinococcus granulosus.
It can be seen worldwide but it is more prevalent in the Mediterranean region (Fig 1). It is endemic in the north part of Morocco ,
and our university hospital is a referral hospital in this region. The life cycle of E...
Good knowledge of the CT imaging findings of cardiovascular hydatid cyst is helpful for localizing and defining the morphologic features of hydatid cysts.
Specific signs include calcification of the cyst wall,
presence of membrane detachment and daughter cysts.
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