Congenital absence of pericardium revisited

  • Yang Faridah
  • Paul R. Julsrud


Although much have been published regarding congenital absence of pericardium, it is essential that this anomaly, like an old friend, be revisited from time to time. Review of this anomaly with emphasis on its embryological process is discussed. Furthermore, with the advances in magnetic resonance imaging, absence of pericardium can now be diagnosed with ease and the radiological findings of this condition are reviewed as well.

congenital magnetic resonance imaging pericardium 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yang Faridah
    • 1
  • Paul R. Julsrud
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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