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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2015 Sep;23(7):866-8. doi: 10.1177/0218492314566331. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

Giant epicardial cyst presenting as acute cardiac tamponade in a 2-year-old boy.

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1
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Saitama Medical University, International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan masuoka@saitama-med.ac.jp.
2
Department of Pediatrics, Saitama Medical University Hospital, Saitama, Japan.
3
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Saitama Medical University, International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan.
4
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Saitama Medical University, International Medical Center, Saitama, Japan.

Abstract

Cystic structures within the pericardial cavity are rare. They are divided into epicardial and pericardial variants. Pericardial and epicardial cysts rarely cause symptoms. This report describes a case of epicardial cyst with acute cardiac tamponade in a 2-year-old boy with no previous cardiac history who was transferred to our hospital because of hemodynamic instability. Emergency drainage of the pericardial effusion and complete excision of the cyst were performed through a median full sternotomy.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiac tamponade; cardiogenic; heart atria; infant; mediastinal cyst; pericardium; shock

PMID:
25593209
DOI:
10.1177/0218492314566331
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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