ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pericardial mesothelial inclusion cyst leading to right heart failure
İhsan Alur1, Yusuf İzzettin Alihanoğlu2, Bekir Serhad Yıldız2, Emel Ünal3, Selim Ünal2, Bülent Çümen1, Vefa Özcan4
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Denizli State Hospital, Denizli, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Denizli State Hospital, Denizli, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Denizli State Hospital, Denizli, Turkey
4Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.6338
Pericardial mesothelial inclusion cysts are usually benign intrathorasic lesions, which locate aberantly and originate from coelomic space. Despite asymptomatic nature, they may infect or compress to the adjacent structures in larger sizes. The diagnosis is usually made coincidentally by chest X-ray. In this article, we present a 57-year-old female case who was admitted with the complaints of dyspnea and swollen legs and in whom a paracardiac mass was detected by chest X-ray radiography in the light of literature data.
Keywords : Inclusion cyst; paracardiac mass; thoracotomy
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