Cystic Hydatidosis of the Heart and Brain (pages E208–E209)
Ajay S. Chaurasia, Jaywant M. Nawale, Sandeep N. Patil, Madhusudan A. Yemul, Sachin Mukhedkar, Sohan K. Sharma, Vinay K. and Pritesh Punjabi
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01743.x
A 21-year-old female presented with right1-2sided hemiparesis and headache of fi ve months duration. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain were suggestive of a lobulated cystic mass in the left parietal paraventricular region. Two-dimensional and live three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiogram followed later by chest computed tomography performed as a part of preoperative workup showed a left ventricular apical hydatid cyst. The patient underwent transmitral total pericystectomy followed by complete excision of the cyst in the brain. Histopathological examination of the surgical specimens confi rmed that they were hydatid cysts.