EURORAD ESR

Case 15084

Congenital Absent Pericardium

Author(s)
Emad Moussa.M.D.//FRCR

Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital // Abudhabi, UAE
 
Patient
male, 30 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    CT chest
     

    Normal pericardial reflections covering both right and left sides of the heart ( Red Arrow,right ). Absent pericardial reflections (Red Arrow,left ) with only residual pericardium covering the atrial side of the...

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiac; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Normal pericardium at the Aorto-pulmonary window( Red Arrow ) at the right image. Absent pericardium at the left image allow the lung extension between pulmonary artery and the aorta ( Blue Arrow ).

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiac; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Absent pericardium with extension of the lung tissues between the pulmonary trunk and ascending aorta ( Blue Arrow ).

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiac; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;

    Exaggerated Levocardia with both ventricles at the same transverse level due to cardiac axis rotation and none visualization of the thin pericardial reflections anterior to the right ventricle.

     
    Area of Interest: Cardiac; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Congenital;
     
     
Normal pericardial reflections covering both right and left sides of the heart ( Red Arrow,right ). Absent pericardial reflections (Red Arrow,left ) with only residual pericardium covering the atrial side of the heart (Blue Arrow).
 
Normal pericardium at the Aorto-pulmonary window( Red Arrow ) at the right image. Absent pericardium at the left image allow the lung extension between pulmonary artery and the aorta ( Blue Arrow ).
 
Absent pericardium with extension of the lung tissues between the pulmonary trunk and ascending aorta ( Blue Arrow ).
 
Exaggerated Levocardia with both ventricles at the same transverse level due to cardiac axis rotation and none visualization of the thin pericardial reflections anterior to the right ventricle.
 
 
 
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