Case 274: Cardiac Echinococcus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

HistoryA 47-year-old Sudanese man without a known remarkable medical history presented to the emergency department for a syncopal episode. The patient denied chest pain, dyspnea, focal weakness, or prior similar episodes. He was originally from north Sudan and eventually moved to Saudi Arabia, where he worked as a farm manager before emigrating to the United States years ago. Physical examination findings and routine laboratory values, including complete blood count and basic metabolic panels, were normal. Electrocardiography revealed nonspecific T-wave inversions, and a series of cardiac biomarkers were negative. A contrast material-enhanced CT angiography pulmonary embolism protocol and cardiac MRI were performed for further evaluation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Handran, CB; Hurwitz Koweek, LM; Mammarappallil, JG

Published Date

  • February 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 294 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 478 - 481

PubMed ID

  • 31961783

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1527-1315

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiol.2019171881


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States