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Giant Pericardial Cyst: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

Hekmat M, Ghaderi H, Tatari H, Arjmand Shabestari A, Mirjafari SA - Iran J Radiol (2016)

Bottom Line: His past medical history was normal.No pericardial effusion was found.After midsternotomy, a huge cyst measuring approximately 13 × 8 × 5 cm in diameters was found on the right side and outside the pericardium that was totally excised.

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Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shahid Modarres Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Pericardial cysts are rare lesions. These benign anomalies are located in the middle mediastinum. In this article, we present a 24-year-old man who was referred to the emergency department with dyspnea and persistent cough. In physical exam, no abnormality was found. His past medical history was normal. His trans-thoracic echocardiogram showed an echo-lucent space next to the right atrium at the right cardiophrenic angle. No pericardial effusion was found. The patient underwent surgery. After midsternotomy, a huge cyst measuring approximately 13 × 8 × 5 cm in diameters was found on the right side and outside the pericardium that was totally excised. After 5 days, the patient was discharged and pathologic report confirmed preoperative diagnosis of pericardial cyst. Giant pericardial cysts are not common and in this report, we will review published case reports.

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Mentions: The patient was referred to a cardiac surgeon. After midsternotomy, the pericardium was opened. No fluid or pathologic finding was seen in the pericardium. On the right side and outside the pericardium, a huge pericardial cyst measuring approximately 13 × 8 × 5 cm in diameter was found and totally excised (Figures 3 and 4).


Giant Pericardial Cyst: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

Hekmat M, Ghaderi H, Tatari H, Arjmand Shabestari A, Mirjafari SA - Iran J Radiol (2016)

A thin-walled pericardial mass is seen in intra-operative photography.
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fig22557: A thin-walled pericardial mass is seen in intra-operative photography.
Mentions: The patient was referred to a cardiac surgeon. After midsternotomy, the pericardium was opened. No fluid or pathologic finding was seen in the pericardium. On the right side and outside the pericardium, a huge pericardial cyst measuring approximately 13 × 8 × 5 cm in diameter was found and totally excised (Figures 3 and 4).

Bottom Line: His past medical history was normal.No pericardial effusion was found.After midsternotomy, a huge cyst measuring approximately 13 × 8 × 5 cm in diameters was found on the right side and outside the pericardium that was totally excised.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shahid Modarres Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Pericardial cysts are rare lesions. These benign anomalies are located in the middle mediastinum. In this article, we present a 24-year-old man who was referred to the emergency department with dyspnea and persistent cough. In physical exam, no abnormality was found. His past medical history was normal. His trans-thoracic echocardiogram showed an echo-lucent space next to the right atrium at the right cardiophrenic angle. No pericardial effusion was found. The patient underwent surgery. After midsternotomy, a huge cyst measuring approximately 13 × 8 × 5 cm in diameters was found on the right side and outside the pericardium that was totally excised. After 5 days, the patient was discharged and pathologic report confirmed preoperative diagnosis of pericardial cyst. Giant pericardial cysts are not common and in this report, we will review published case reports.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus