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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 120--121

Stroke: A rare presentation of cardiac hydatidosis

Department of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College and Lok Navak Hospital, MR Centre, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
N P Singh
D-II /356, Pandara Road, New Delhi-110003
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A 13-year-old boy presented with acute stroke leading to right-sided hemiparesis. A contrast CT scan of the brain showed a hemorrhagic infarct in the left basal ganglia region with surrounding edema. Echocardiography showed a hydatid cyst in the right atrial chamber extending into the left atrium. A single hepatic hydatid was also seen.


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