The day when the echocardiographist went mushrooming…

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We report a case of partial congenital absence of the pericardium associated with severe aortic stenosis on a bicuspid valve in a 72-year-old man. Diagnosis was based on echocardiography and confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging, and the patient benefited from pericardioplasty and aortic valve replacement.

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Correspondence to Umberto Barbero.

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Destefanis, P., Barbero, U., Luciano, A. et al. The day when the echocardiographist went mushrooming…. J Echocardiogr 11, 18–19 (2013).

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  • Echocardiography
  • Pericardium
  • Congenital
  • Pericardioplasty