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Cardiovasc Dis. 1977; 4(3): 318–322.
PMCID: PMC287673

ABSENCE OF THE LEFT PERICARDIUM, SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX, AND PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS

Abstract

A 19-year-old male patient with congenital absence of the left pericardium, spontaneous pneumothorax, and a patent ductus is presented. The diagnosis of absence of the left pericardium was made at operation but should have been entertained preoperatively because of the concomitant occurrence of a left spontaneous pneumothorax.

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