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A Case of Congenital Pericardial Defect

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1995;38(2):271-274.
Published online February 15, 1995.
A Case of Congenital Pericardial Defect
Byoung Chan Lee, Jong Wan Kim, Kyung Tai Whang
Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University Medial College, Seoul, Korea
선천성 우측 심낭 결손증 1례
이병찬, 김종완, 황경태
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Congenital absence of the pericardium is thought to be uncommon. There are two types, complete and partial, of different clinical features. Complete type is innocuous but partial type is potentially fatal due to herniation. This case was referred for an unusual appearance of chest radiograph taken after admissio n for bronchopneumoia without any cardiac symptoms. Plain chest radiograph showed an unusual bulging on the left inferior cardiac boarder. The diagnosis was made on the characteristic findings as a partial defect of right side pencardium in the cardiac gated cinemagnetic resonance imaging study. We presented a case of pericardial defect with brief review of the related literatures.
Key Words: Pericardial defect, Congenital, MRI

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