Diagnosis of intrapericardial tumor in an infant by two-dimensional echocardiography

Earl Phillip Ow, Carlos R. Suarez, Ramiah Subramanian, Rogelio Moncada, Roque Pifarre

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Two-dimensional echocardiography is a useful noninvasive tool for diagnosing intrapericardial tumors as a cause of respiratory distress or abnormal cardiomediastinal shadow on chest x-ray. Early recognition of these tumors within the pericardium is important since surgical removal is often curative. Cardiac cineangiography is unnecessary to delineate further the tumor and should be reserved for those in which associated intracardiac defects are suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Cardiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Bronchogenic cyst
  • Intrapericardial tumors
  • Teratoma
  • Two-dimensional echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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