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Congenital Absence of Pericardium

  • Atooshe Rohani
Chapter
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)

Abstract

Congenital absence of the pericardium is a rare abnormality, most often asymptomatic but, patient may present with chest pain. This patient is an 18 year old young man who referred for bicuspid aortic valve screening and found to have congenital absence of the pericardium.

Keywords

Congenital absence of the pericardium TTE 

Supplementary material

Movie 55.1

Para sternal long axis shows tear dropped heart, RV appears enlarged with elongated both atrium (AVI 7195 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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