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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
    chest.