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Cardiac echinococcosis--a rare echocardiographic diagnosis.
  1. S. B. Siwach,
  2. V. K. Katyal,
  3. Jagdish
  1. Postgraduate Department of Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.


    A 30 year old female admitted for evaluation of left chest pain was suspected to have multiple cardiac hydatid cysts. The diagnosis was established by cross sectional echocardiography and computed tomography, supported by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for echinococcosis. Medical therapy altered the echopattern of the cysts but failed to reduce cystic masses. Surgery was advocated but refused by the patient.

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