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Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 106--107

Large pericardial mass mimicking pericardial effusion


Shilpa Jayaprakash, Shivakumar Byrappa, SS Prakash, S Shankar 
 Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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No 270, 2nd A Main, Ist Phase, Girinagar, Bengaluru - 560 085, Karnataka
India




How to cite this article:
Jayaprakash S, Byrappa S, Prakash S S, Shankar S. Large pericardial mass mimicking pericardial effusion.Heart Views 2017;18:106-107


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Jayaprakash S, Byrappa S, Prakash S S, Shankar S. Large pericardial mass mimicking pericardial effusion. Heart Views [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];18:106-107
Available from: https://www.heartviews.org/text.asp?2017/18/3/106/217854


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A 56-year-old male patient presented with a history of dyspnea for one year, New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II with recent worsening to NYHA Class III. Chest X ray PA view ([Figure 1]) revealed cardiomegaly. Two-dimensional echo [Figure 2] [Video 1] revealed large pericardial effusion. The patient was taken for pericardiocentesis. Multiple attempts to aspirate were unsuccessful. Hence, a mass was suspected and computed tomography thorax with contrast [Figure 3] was performed. It revealed a large intrapericardial mass that was enhanced with contrast. Magnetic resonance imaging [Figure 4] was done to confirm the extent of the mass. Surgical excision and biopsy was planned, however, the patient died before it could be done. This case illustrates the importance of multimodal imaging for early diagnosis and management of cardiac tumors. Pericardial masses are rare and can simulate pericardial effusion on echo. When there is difficulty in aspiration, we should always image for further management.{Figure 1}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}{Figure 4}

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