An intra-cardiac mass in a patient with Behcet's disease: Cardiac hydatid cyst

Sonsoz M. R., Gunes S. C.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.37, no.4, pp.646-648, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Cardiac manifestations of hydatid cysts are rare and occur in 0.5% to 2% of all cases of human hydatidosis. Behcet's disease is a vasculitis which is often associated with venous thrombosis. An intra-cardiac mass in a patient with Behcet's disease should raise the suspicion of thrombosis. However, we report a 32-year-old gentleman with Behcet's disease and history of multiple episodes of venous thrombosis who was first diagnosed with having an intra-cardiac thrombus on echocardiogram. Five months later, his echocardiogram revealed a hydatid cyst in the right ventricular apex which was also confirmed by cardiac magnetic resonance.