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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jan;190(1):226-32.

Cardiac hydatid disease: CT and MRI findings.

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Department of Radiology, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Millet Caddesi, Capa, Istanbul, 34390 Turkey. memduhdursun@yahoo.com <memduhdursun@yahoo.com>

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this article is to review the CT and MRI findings of cardiac hydatid disease.

CONCLUSIONS:

CT and MRI are helpful for localizing and defining the morphologic features of hydatid cysts. Specific signs include calcification of the cyst wall, presence of daughter cysts, and membrane detachment. CT best shows wall calcification, whereas MRI depicts the exact anatomic location and nature of the internal and external structures.

PMID:
18094316
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.07.2035
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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