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Congenital partial absence of the left pericardium associated with tricuspid regurgitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18222287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 47-year-old man who presented with several episodes of left precordial pain, one of which had been severe, but was unrelated to exertion or posture. Transthoracic echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance showed evidence of congenital partial absence of the left pericardium and severe tricuspid regurgitation. Both diagnoses were confirmed at surgery when the pericardial defect was repaired and the tricuspid valve was replaced at the same operation. He went on to make a good recovery.
Abbas Rashid; Gurpal Ahluwalia; Massimo Griselli; Michaela Scheuermann-Freestone; Stefan Neubauer; Michael Gaztoulis; Phillip Kilner; Darryl F Shore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-28     Completed Date:  2008-03-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Chest Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Combined Modality Therapy
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Middle Aged
Pericardium / abnormalities*,  surgery
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / surgery*,  ultrasonography

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