Role of transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosis and management of cardiac hydatid cyst: Report of three cases and review of the literature


ATILGAN D., Kudat H. , TUKEK T. , OZCAN M., YILDIRIM O., ELMACI T. , ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.15, no.3, pp.271-274, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1067/mje.2002.120507
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-274

Abstract

Although diagnostic value of transthoracic echocardiography in cardiac echinococcus is well established, the role of transesophageal echocardiography in both the diagnosis and the management of this entity is not well known. We present 3 unusual cases of cardiac hydatid cyst in which transesophageal echocardiography was used. A review of the literature on the subject is also presented.