CT diagnosis of congenital intrapericardial masses

Rogelio Moncada, Kenneth Baliga, Sergio J. Moguillansky, Ramiah Subramanian, Terrence C. Demos, Carlos Lozada, Graciela Bianchi, Earl P. Ow

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Prior to the development of CT, cardiac and pericardiac masses were evaluated by chest roentgenography, angiocardiography, and echocardiography. In most cases preoperative diagnosis of a specific entity was impossible. Preoperative CT diagnosis of an intrapericardial developmental mass becomes possible because of the presence of fat, fat/fluid level, thick walled cysts, as well as globular calcifications, bones, teeth, water density fluid, and soft tissue. A report of a young woman with a ruptured and infected intrapericardial teratoma and an infant with an intrapericardial bronchial cyst is pre-sented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985


  • Bronchogenic cysts-Computed tomography
  • Neoplasms
  • Pericardium
  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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