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Congenital partial absence of the pericardium.

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Affiliation: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Congenital partial absence of the pericardium.

History: Chronic cough.

Findings: Scout view from CT demontrates left sided heart deviation. Axial CT images demonstrate left sided cardiac deviation with rotational component and absence of left sided pericardium with interpostion of lung between aorta and left main pulmonary artery. Multiplane MRI images demonstrate absent left and posterior pericardial fat and pericardium.

Ddx: For leftward deviation of heart on plain radiograph: <li>Chest wall deformities: pectus excavatum <li>Post surgical: volume loss <li>Congenital heart disease with right vent hypertrophy <li>Surgical or congenital abscence of the pericardium

Dxhow: CT and MRI

Exam: Non contributory.

No MeSH data available.


Axial CT in lung windows demonstrate lung in between aorta and left main pulmonary artery.
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Congenital partial absence of the pericardium.

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Axial CT in lung windows demonstrate lung in between aorta and left main pulmonary artery.
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MPX1960_synpic23965: Axial CT in lung windows demonstrate lung in between aorta and left main pulmonary artery.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Congenital partial absence of the pericardium.

History: Chronic cough.

Findings: Scout view from CT demontrates left sided heart deviation. Axial CT images demonstrate left sided cardiac deviation with rotational component and absence of left sided pericardium with interpostion of lung between aorta and left main pulmonary artery. Multiplane MRI images demonstrate absent left and posterior pericardial fat and pericardium.

Ddx: For leftward deviation of heart on plain radiograph: <li>Chest wall deformities: pectus excavatum <li>Post surgical: volume loss <li>Congenital heart disease with right vent hypertrophy <li>Surgical or congenital abscence of the pericardium

Dxhow: CT and MRI

Exam: Non contributory.

No MeSH data available.