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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery

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MARTINS, Isabella Morais et al. A large pericardial cyst presenting with compression of the right-side cardiac chambers. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp.504-507. ISSN 0102-7638.

Pericardial cysts are rare, usually congenital. Cysts frequently occur in the right cardiophrenic angle and their diagnosis is usually suspected after an abnormal chest X ray. The present case report shows a case of pericardial cyst with atypical radiographic aspect in an athletic patient who presented clinical with symptoms of right ventricular failure. The diagnosis was suggested by echocardiogram and subsequently was confirmed by pathologic examination.

Keywords : Mediastinal cyst [surgery]; Pericardium [pathology]; Cardiac surgical procedures.

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