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Epipericardial fat pad necrosis: computed tomography findings and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21135710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Epipericardial fat necrosis is an unusual clinical condition of unknown etiology first reported in the literature in 1957. It presents as an acute onset of chest pain and a well-defined juxtacardiac mass. Computed tomographic findings of this condition demonstrate a fat-attenuation mass that resolves over time. We present a case of a 48-year-old man who presented with epipericardial fat necrosis followed over time with serial computed tomographic scans documenting resolution.
Authors:
Dana Ataya; Aqeel A Chowdhry; Tan-Lucien H Mohammed
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1536-0237     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W140-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
*Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown †Section of Thoracic Imaging, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
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