Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2012 | Month : August | Volume : 6 | Issue : 6 | Page : 1066 - 1067

Hydatid Cyst of Left Atrioventricular Groove: An Unusual Presentation 1066-1067

Meenakshi Sundaram

Correspondence
Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology,
Saveetha Medical College and Frontier Life Line Hospital ,
Thandalam, Chennai - 602105 (India).
Phone: 09444161999
E-mail: drkms75@gmail.com

Cardiac involvement in echinococcal infections is very rare. We are presenting here a case of hydatid cyst of the left atrioventricular groove in a middle aged female who presented with breathlessness and chest pain. Echocardiography showed a cyst in the posterior atrioventricular groove. The cyst was excised on a cardiopulmonary bypass. The patient made an uneventful recovery.