Hydatid Cyst of Right Atrium: A Case Report


avatar Maral Mokhtari 1 , * , avatar Hooriah Momen Zadeh 1

Pathology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

how to cite: Mokhtari M , Momen Zadeh H . Hydatid Cyst of Right Atrium: A Case Report. Int Cardiovasc Res J. 2015;9(2):e11408. 


Cardiac hydatid cyst is rare and usually occurs in the setting of disseminated disease. Herein, we reported a case of isolated right atrial hydatid cyst misdiagnosed clinically as a tumor. A 65-year-old woman diagnosed as having large right atrial mass suspected of malignancy underwent resection of the cardiac mass. Histopathological examination showed laminated membrane and protoscolices of Echinococcus Granulosus. However, all other work-ups failed to document systemic diseases. Therefore, isolated cardiac hydatid cyst was diagnosed. Hydatid cysts should be considered in differential diagnosis of any cardiac mass, especially in endemic areas.


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