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A case of congenital partial absence of the left pericardium presenting with atypical chest pain [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(8): 685-687 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2021.21054

A case of congenital partial absence of the left pericardium presenting with atypical chest pain

Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu1, Çetin Geçmen2
1Department of Cardiology, Gaziantep Abdulkadir Yüksel State Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Congenital absence of the pericardium (CAP) is a rare cardiac malformation and can be defined as the partial or total absence of the fibroelastic sac that surrounds the heart and great vessels. As the patients are often asymptomatic or have nonspecific symptoms, the diagnosis of this rare congenital anomaly is difficult. Therefore, it is usually diagnosed incidentally during imaging, intraoperatively, or during postmortem examinations. In this regard, it is important to keep specific images in mind during the examination and to suspect CAP to make an accurate diagnosis. In this report, we present a case of a 42-year-old male who presented with a complaint of atypical chest pain and was diagnosed with CAP using multimodality imaging.


How to cite this article
Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu, Çetin Geçmen. A case of congenital partial absence of the left pericardium presenting with atypical chest pain. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2021; 49(8): 685-687

Corresponding Author: Muzaffer Kahyaoğlu
Manuscript Language: English
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