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Coexistence of inclusion lung with hydatid invasion: a rare case report

  • Jemima KingsleyEmail author
  • Sarasa Bharati
  • N. Madhu Sankar
  • K. Anand
  • P. Padmaja
  • K. M. Cherian
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A 46-year-old female visited cardiac OPD with high-grade fever for 1 week associated with breathlessness, pedal edema, facial puffiness, and cough without expectoration. The chest X-ray had showed a large cystic mass in the posterior mediastinum (Fig.  1). She was found to be euglycemic and normotensive, and in a hypothyroid stage. CT brain and CT abdomen were within normal limits. CT chest/thorax showed query encysted pleural effusion, a probable hydatid cyst. Two-dimensional echocardiography was carried out in view of the breathlessness and pedal edema. This showed dilated cardiomyopathy with LV EF of 38% and global hypokinesia. The investigation was query encysted pleural collection at right mid zone with bilateral pleural effusion.

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the multidisciplinary cardiac team and management of Dr. K.M. Cherian’s Frontier Lifeline Hospital for their valuable input and support.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jemima Kingsley
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sarasa Bharati
    • 1
  • N. Madhu Sankar
    • 1
  • K. Anand
    • 1
  • P. Padmaja
    • 1
  • K. M. Cherian
    • 1
  1. 1.Frontier Lifeline HospitalChennaiIndia

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