Partial Congenital Absence of The Pericardium: A Case Report

Narjes Benameur, Younes Arous, Manel landolsi, Sarra Chenik, Nejmeddine Ben Abdallah, Tarek Kraiem
2019 Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery  
The complete or the partial absence of pericardium is a rare congenital malformation for which the patients are commonly asymptomatic and the diagnosis is incidental. The absence of the left side of the pericardium is the most common anomaly that is reported in the literature while the complete absence of pericardium or the absence of the right side of the pericardium are uncommon and their criteria are still unrecognized given their rare occurrence in clinical practice. This paper aims to
more » ... paper aims to report a case of 19-year-old male with the congenital partial absence of both sides of the pericardium and to highlight the symptoms and the different cardiac imaging modalities used to confirm the diagnosis of this defect.
doi:10.21470/1678-9741-2018-0357 fatcat:3qntuogj3zbvhnyb3uu7nw7ytu