Pericardial cyst

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[edit] Discussion

  • Outpouching of the parietal pericardium that is lined by mesothelial cells.
  • Usually unilocular.
  • Most commonly detected incidentally in asymptomatic patients
  • Most common location is the right costophrenic angle

[edit] Differential Diagnosis

[edit] Imaging Findings

  • Smoothly and sharply marginated mass

[edit] Images

Patient #1: Pre-employment chest x-ray


Patient #2: MRI demonstrates a pericardial cyst

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