Congenital absence of the pericardium

Case contributed by Dr Gregory Compton


Dyspnoea, ECG Changes, Exertional Chest Pain

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Congenital Absence of the Pericardium

  • interposition of lung between main pulmonary artery and ascending aorta
  • deviation of cardiac apex to a more lateral position and shift of heart to left hemithorax
  • positional deviation of cardiac apex >7mm
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Case information

rID: 26299
Published: 11th Dec 2013
Last edited: 28th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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