Disseminated Hydatid Disease –Heart, Brain, Lung and Vascular Involvement- A Rare Case Report

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2014,2,2,650-653.
Published:April 2014
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Sandhyapogu Lakshmi1, Mugannagari Maheswara Reddy2, Madineni Ranganath3, Beldari Poornima4, Gandikota Jameel

1&2Associate Professor, 3Professor, 4&5Resident

Dept of General Medicine, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.


Hydatid disease is caused by Echinococcus granulosus and is endemic in many parts of the world, including India. This parasitic tapeworm can produce cysts in almost every organ of the body, with the liver and lung being the most frequently targeted organs. The dissemination of disease is hematogenous. we report a case of disseminated echinococcosis presenting with neurological deficit and found to have intramyocardial cyst which is rare. The patient was operated for the intracranial cysts and managed with albendazole therapy and for the cardiac lesion managed conservatively

Intra operative extraction of hydatid cyst