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Case 855

Congenital Absence of Left Pericardium

Author(s)
M. Hauser, M.F. Berger
 
Patient
female, 30 year(s)
 
 
  • Published 15.02.2001
  • DOI 10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.855
  • Section Cardiovascular
  • Case Type Clinical Cases
  • Difficulty Resident
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  • Figure 1
    Conventional PA Chest X Ray

    Conventional chest radiograph, PA view shows a shift of the mediastinum towards the left side. Despite the normal size of the heart, its appearance is somewhat unusual as there are three large convexities (aortic...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Conventional PA Chest X Ray;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Heart
     

    Axial SE T1 weighted imaging with cardiac gating. Despite shifting of the mediastinum to the left, the heart is rotated clockwise (horizontal position of the interventricular septum). Absence of a hypointense line...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Heart;

    Coronal SE T1 weighted imaging with cardiac gating. Despite shifting of the mediastinum to the left, the heart is rotated clockwise (horizontal position of the interventricular septum). Absence of a hypointense line...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Heart;
     
     
Conventional chest radiograph, PA view shows a shift of the mediastinum towards the left side. Despite the normal size of the heart, its appearance is somewhat unusual as there are three large convexities (aortic arch, main pulmonary artery, left ventricle segment) at the elongated left cardiac border. The most striking finding, however, is a hyperlucent area between the aortic arch and the main pulmonary artery, due to interposition of lung tissue at this level (arrow)
 
Axial SE T1 weighted imaging with cardiac gating. Despite shifting of the mediastinum to the left, the heart is rotated clockwise (horizontal position of the interventricular septum). Absence of a hypointense line within the epicardial fat along the left cardiac border is noted.
 
Coronal SE T1 weighted imaging with cardiac gating. Despite shifting of the mediastinum to the left, the heart is rotated clockwise (horizontal position of the interventricular septum). Absence of a hypointense line within the epicardial fat along the left cardiac border is noted.
 
 
 
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