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Pericardiac cyst

    Author: Axel Küttner, MD, Erlangen, Germany
    Body Region: Cardiovascular

    1. Patient Presentation
    2. CT Images
    3. CT Findings
    4. Diagnosis
    5. References

    1. Patient Presentation

    • An 81-year-old woman presented in the emergency department with shortness of breath and signs
      of an upper airway infection.

    • She had no relevant medical history and stated that she “was always healthy”.
    • A standard medical exam was performed, including chest radiography. Congestive heart failure
      was diagnosed clinically.

    • The radiologist on call, after reading the chest radiograph,suggested a CT scan of the