Incremental value of live/real time three-dimensional echocardiography in the diagnosis and evaluation of pericardial cyst

Academic Article


  • Pericardial cysts are rare anomalies of the pericardium that are usually asymptomatic and followed by two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography. Here we report a large pericardial cyst that could not be measured accurately by 2D echocardiography but three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography enabled measurements of the cyst that correlated well with computed tomography measurements. In addition, 3D echocardiography demonstrated the mono-trabeculated nature of the cyst further suggesting the incremental value of 3D echocardiography in the evaluation of pericardial cysts. The cyst was subsequently resected surgically. © 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 26050802
  • Author List

  • Pandey A; Daly DD; Sudhakar S; Nanda NC; Singh SP; Gokhroo R; Sadat K; Dumaswala B; Dumaswala K; Patel A
  • Start Page

  • 858
  • End Page

  • 860
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 7