Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 110--113

What ultrasounds, sometimes, cannot see: A case of posterior pericardial cyst


Matteo Rocco Reccia1, Ketty Savino1, Paola Fiaschini2, Mario De Rosa1, Giuseppe Ambrosio1 
1 Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Physiopathology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
2 Radiology Institute, Perugia Hospital, Perugia, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Ketty Savino
Via Beata Chiara Luce Badano 4, 06125 Perugia
Italy

Pericardial cysts (PCs) are very rare, often congenital, mediastinal masses. Usually, they are located in the right cardiophrenic angle and only in 8% of cases in the anterior or posterior mediastinum. Computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging are accurate tools for the diagnosis and characterization of mediastinal masses. However, echocardiography is, in many cases, a good screening technique. If asymptomatic, they do not require surgical excision. The authors describe a case of posterior mediastinum PC; in these cases, echocardiography cannot see the mass and three-dimensional imaging techniques are required. The clinical management of this case is discussed.


How to cite this article:
Reccia MR, Savino K, Fiaschini P, De Rosa M, Ambrosio G. What ultrasounds, sometimes, cannot see: A case of posterior pericardial cyst.J Cardiovasc Echography 2017;27:110-113


How to cite this URL:
Reccia MR, Savino K, Fiaschini P, De Rosa M, Ambrosio G. What ultrasounds, sometimes, cannot see: A case of posterior pericardial cyst. J Cardiovasc Echography [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jan 19 ];27:110-113
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