In this report, we present a rare case of cardiac echinococcosis presenting with cerebral haemorrhage due to rupture of a mycotic aneurysm in a peripheral branch of the media cerebral artery. Further investigations lead to discovery of multiple cysts in the heart and liver. The complementary use of transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, MRI and computed tomography lead to the final diagnosis of disseminated echinococcosis and allowed precise evaluation of the anatomical and structural characteristics of the cardiac mass, its boundaries and its relationship with the surrounding anatomic structures.

Disseminated echinococcosis: Follow your heart

PRATI, GIULIO;GATTI, Giuseppe;BELGRANO, MANUEL GIANVALERIO;PINAMONTI, BRUNO;RAUBER, ELISABETTA;PAPPALARDO, ANIELLO;SINAGRA, GIANFRANCO
2016-01-01

Abstract

In this report, we present a rare case of cardiac echinococcosis presenting with cerebral haemorrhage due to rupture of a mycotic aneurysm in a peripheral branch of the media cerebral artery. Further investigations lead to discovery of multiple cysts in the heart and liver. The complementary use of transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography, MRI and computed tomography lead to the final diagnosis of disseminated echinococcosis and allowed precise evaluation of the anatomical and structural characteristics of the cardiac mass, its boundaries and its relationship with the surrounding anatomic structures.
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