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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Apr;46(2):138-41. doi: 10.5090/kjtcs.2013.46.2.138. Epub 2013 Apr 9.

Epicardial cyst originating from right ventricle.

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea.


Pericardial cysts are reported by some authors, but epicardial cysts are extremely rare. We report one case of epicardial cyst that was detected incidentally and was removed successfully. Furthermore, unusually, pathological examinations confirmed that the cyst wall was looked like a vessel wall.


Mediastinal tumor; Pericardial cyst

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