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Value of transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of compressive, atypically located pericardial cysts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11836495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pericardial cysts are not common and rarely cause symptoms. We report 2 cases of atypically located pericardial cysts with hemodynamic compromise because of the direct compression of the pulmonary veins and the right pulmonary artery. In the first case, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) disclosed a round cystic mass compressing the posterior wall of the right pulmonary artery, with blood flow reduction in the right lung. Because of the symptoms, the pericardial cyst was drained and the patient had an uneventful 1-year follow-up. In the second case, a large cystic mass compressing the left atrium and the pulmonary vein outflow was clearly shown by TEE in a patient with severe respiratory distress, cyanosis, and low blood pressure. A left ventricular thoracotomy was performed with the drainage of 500 mL serous fluid from the cyst.
Authors:
Francesco Antonini-Canterin; Rita Piazza; Luigi Ascione; Daniela Pavan; Gian Luigi Nicolosi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-11     Completed Date:  2002-03-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  192-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Divisione di Cardiologia, ARC, Azienda Ospedaliera S. Maria degli Angeli, Via Montereale 24, 33170 Pordenone, Italy. cardiologia@pnhosp.inet.it
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Constriction, Pathologic / etiology
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Humans
Male
Mediastinal Cyst / complications,  ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Veins / ultrasonography

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