A rare complication of a rare disease: Pericarditis due to ruptured pericardial cyst

Hassan Lak, Rohan Shah, Beni R. Verma, Bo Xu

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Abstract

Pericardial cysts are considered rare incidental findings, which are generally asymptomatic in nature. Occasionally, patients may represent with chest discomfort, dyspnea, or palpitations. Pericarditis related to a ruptured pericardial cyst has not been previously reported in the literature. Here, we report the case of a 62-year-old man who developed acute pericarditis as a result of a ruptured enlarging pericardial cyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1300-1303
Number of pages4
JournalEchocardiography
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
  • computed tomography
  • echocardiography
  • pericardial cyst
  • pericarditis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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