Pericardial cyst

Case contributed by Dr Aliakbar Sahraei

Presentation

The patient is 57 years old female who came with chronic cough.

Patient Data

Age: 57
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

There is s a well-defined, non-enhancing, low (water) attenuating, rounded mass next to the pericardium.

Case Discussion

Pericardial cysts are uncommon benign congenital anomalies of the anterior and middle mediastinum. In most patients are asymptomatic and discovered incidentally although occasionally patients may present with chest pain and dyspnoea.

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Case Information

rID: 42597
Case created: 29th Jan 2016
Last edited: 30th Jan 2016
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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