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Pleuropericardial cyst torsion: case report

Davi Wen Wei Kang, Maria Carolina Ercoli Corpa, Marcelo de Castro Jorge Racy, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni, Fabiano Cataldi Engel, Laert de Oliveira Andrade Filho, Marco Aurélio Scarpinella Bueno

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010rc937

ABSTRACT
Pericardial cysts account for 12-18% of all mediastinal masses. They are usually asymptomatic and incidentally detected. However, when large, they can cause symptoms. Most pericardial cysts are located in the right cardiophrenic angle, but they can be anywhere in the mediastinum. We reported a pleuropericardial cyst torsion after physical stress, a very rare complication of this condition. The diagnosis was made by computed tomography and confirmed by video-assisted thoracoscopy.

Pleuropericardial cyst torsion: case report

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