• We saw a patient who had clinical features of right-sided heart failure. Echocardiography and computed tomography findings were incorrectly interpreted as demonstrating an intracardiac mass. At surgery, a pericardial cyst externally compressing the right ventricular cavity was found. We conclude that, although noninvasive tests may play a valuable role in evaluating intracardiac masses, interpretation may be difficult and misdiagnoses are possible.
(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:351-352)
Engle DE, Tresch DD, Boncheck LI, Foley WD, Brooks HL. Misdiagnosis of Pericardial Cyst by Echocardiography and Computed Tomography Scanning. Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(2):351–352. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350020177034
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