alexa Giant Hydatid Hiding the Heart!
ISSN: 2155-9597

Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology
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Research Article

Giant Hydatid Hiding the Heart!

Parimal Tayde*, Anil Wanjari and Vikram Kokate

Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi Dt Wardha, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Parimal Tayde
Assistant Professor, Department of medicine
DMIMS, Sawangi, Dt-Wardha, Maharashtra -442001, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 05, 2011; Accepted date: November 13, 2011; Published date:November 20, 2011

Citation: Tayde P, Wanjari A, Kokate V (2011) Giant Hydatid Hiding the Heart! J Bacteriol Parasitol 2:124. doi: 10.4172/2155-9597.1000124

Copyright: © 2011 Tayde P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Hydatidosis or echinococcosis a common parasitic infestation caused by Echinococcus spp. Dog is the principle reservoir of adult worm. Hydatid cyst is commonly found in liver and lungs.Slaughters, tanners, shepherds, butchers and veterinarians and those coming in close contact with the animals are at a high risk of contracting this disease. Herein, we present case of a 16-year-old young male who had large hydatid cyst in the lung, double the size of his heart and this giant cyst occupied almost entire hemithorax.It obliterated the right heart border and the costophrenic angle mimicking a large pleural effusion.The lateral view and CT Thorax revealed the giant Hydatid cyst. The patient underwent surgical intervention, received albendazole and discharged uneventfully.


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