Congenital defects of pericardium: case reports and review of literature

Matteo Cuccuini, Francesca Lisi, Arturo Consoli, Sara Mancini, Valentina Bellino, Giorgio Galanti & Leonardo Capaccioli
Introduction: Pericardial defects are a rare condition, generally asymptomatic, due to failure in development of pericardial sac. They are difficult to detect, particularly the complete absence of the pericardium. At present magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered the best performing exam and it could be the first choice in the diagnosis of agenesia of the pericardium. Materials and Methods: A comprehensive review of dedicated books and PubMed literature was performed and three clinical cases have...
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