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Volume 25

October - December 2009 (Part-II)

Number  6


 

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Pericardial Cyst:
A Rare Congenital Anomaly

Hammad Bin Liaquat1, Liaquat Ali2, Jamal Ara3

ABSTRACT

Pericardial cyst is an uncommon congenital abnormality that can occur in the middle mediastinum. The clinical presentation is variable and can range from asymptomatic patients in whom the diagnosis is incidental to those cases with complaints such as pain or heaviness in chest, difficulty in breathing or cough. These cysts can lead to cardio-pulmonary complications such right main stem bronchus obstruction, ventricular outflow obstruction, pulmonary artery stenosis, arrhythmias or cardiac temponade which can prove fatal. Due to the variable nature of patientsí complaints and grave complications associated with pericardial cyst, a detailed work-up is necessary to reach a diagnosis. We present this case in a middle-aged man who presented with feeling of heaviness in chest. He underwent thorough work-up in order to detect a pericardial cyst.

KEYWORDS: Pericardial cyst, Congenital abnormality.

Pak J Med Sci    October - December 2009 (Part-II)    Vol. 25 No. 6    1018-1020

How to cite this article:

Liaquat HB, Ali L, Ara J. Pericardial Cyst: A Rare Congenital Anomaly. Pak J Med Sci 2009;25(6):1018-1020.


1. Hammad Bin Liaquat, MBBS,
Postgraduate Student,
JPMC, Karachi
2. Liaquat Ali, MBBS, FCPS
Professor of Medicine,
3. Jamal Ara, MBBS, FCPS
Professor of Medicine & Incharge,
2-3: Ward-5 (Medical Unit-I),
Department of Medicine,
Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre,
Karachi 75500, Pakistan.

Correspondence

Liaquat Ali, MBBS, FCPS
Professor of Medicine
Ward 5 (Medical Unit-I),
Department of Medicine,
Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC),
Karachi 75500,
Pakistan.
E-mail: liaquat.ali1953@yahoo.com

* Received for Publication: July 24, 2009

* Revision Received: November 3, 2009

* Revision Accepted: November 4, 2009



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