Hydatid disease of right ventricle and pulmonary arteries: a rare cause of pulmonary embolism--computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings (2009: 5b).

Bayraktaroglu S. , Ceylan N. , Savas R. , Nalbantgil S., Alper H.

European radiology, vol.19, no.8, pp.2083-6, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00330-008-1165-9
  • Title of Journal : European radiology
  • Page Numbers: pp.2083-6


Hydatid disease can occur anywhere in the body and can demonstrate different imaging features that vary according to growth stage, associated complications, and affected tissue. Cardiovascular system involvement of hydatid disease is very rare. In this article, we present the cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) and thorax computed tomography (CT), MR angiography (MRA) findings of hydatid cysts located in the right ventricle and pulmonary arteries after surgical removal of hepatic hydatid cysts.