alexa Pericardial cysts. A radiologic-pathologic correlation and review.

Author(s): Feigin DS, Fenoglio JJ, McAllister HA, Madewell JE, Feigin DS, Fenoglio JJ, McAllister HA, Madewell JE

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Pericardial cysts are generally described as round radiodensities typically found at the right cardiophrenic angle in asymptomatic individuals. A review of all cases of pericardial cysts from the files of this Institute reveals that approximately one third of the cysts are found in other locations and that approximately one third of patients have symptoms of chest pain, dyspnea, or persistent cough. The radiographs of 41 patients show that in all but 6 of the cases the cyst is visualized as a round radiodensity touching both the hemidiaphragm and the anterior chest wall. Surprisingly, 15 of the 41 occurred on the left border of the heart. The six cysts significantly above the diaphragm were difficult to diagnosis radiologically and were usually mistaken for thymomas or pulmonary masses; two such cysts caused bronchial obstruction. In general, the possibility that a mass in either anterior cardiophrenic angle is a pericardial cyst should be strongly considered, even if the mass is on the left side and even if the patient is symptomatic. This article was published in Radiology and referenced in

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

  • Khalil Khanafer
    Khalil-Khanafer-Australian-College-of-Kuwait-Computational-study-of-hemodynamic-effect-of-false-lumen-partial-thrombosis-of-type-b-aortic-dissection-for-various-tear-size-and-configuration
    PPT Version | PDF Version

Recommended Conferences

Recommended Journals

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords