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Aust Vet J. 1999 Apr;77(4):225-9.

Benign masses in the pericardium of two dogs.

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Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

Abstract

Two miniature Schnauzer dogs were treated for pericardial masses. In one dog the mass consisted of necrotic fat that was attached to the apex of the pericardium by a pedicle. No obvious communication with the abdomen was present. The second dog had a peritoneopericardial hernia associated with a chronic cystic haematoma. In each case the mass was presumed to have arisen following congenital displacement of the omentum into the pericardium. The pericardial mass was removed and subtotal pericardectomy performed in both dogs. Recovery was complete in each case.

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