[Large pericardial cyst in a young woman presenting with fever abdominal pain and diarrhea]

Alon Eisen

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Abstract

Pericardial cysts are rare mediastinal abnormalities occurring in 1 in 100,000 persons. Most pericardial cysts are congenital but may also be acquired. Their presence poses a diagnostic challenge, distinguishing them from other intracardiac and mediastinal lesions. We describe an unusual presentation of a large pericardial cyst which was diagnosed during the evaluation of prolonged fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea. This case emphasizes that the evaluation and treatment of a pericardial cyst should be based on clinical judgment and should be managed on a case by case basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-519
Number of pages46
JournalHarefuah
Volume152
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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