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Congenital pericardial cyst in a naval special warfare candidate; clearance for diving after resection
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine
We report the case of a 19-year-old male military recruit who presented for a screening physical for U.S. Naval Special Warfare and Diving Duty. During his screening physical examination, an exophytic pericardial cyst was discovered. Subsequent work-up revealed normal cardiopulmonary function despite this large 7-cm mass, but the candidate was disqualified due to concerns regarding the risk of complications. He underwent successful elective surgical resection without post-operativepmid:21510274 fatcat:xhlxhledwvdwhm4iwghrwxk47m