Left atrial mobile hydatid cyst mimicking left atrial myxoma and mitral stenosis and causing heart failure and arrhythmia

Biyik I., Acar S., Ergene O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING, vol.23, no.2, pp.193-195, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Cardiac hydatid cysts are very rare hydatid cyst disease. We report herein a case hydatid cyst mimicking left atrial myxoma. 78-year-old woman was admitted to our with complaint of dyspnea and signs edema and mitral stenosis. showed left atrial mobile, mostly solid mass wall calcifications moving towards the orifice the mitral valve. We also found loculated hepatic and right pulmonary cysts. We to report this case because of mimicking stenosis and left atrial myxoma and causing failure.