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Pericardial cyst due to tuberculosis in an adolescent

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Author(s): Venkatesh B | Girotra Samir | Iyer Krishna | Chakrabarti Manisha | Khurana Poonam | Sen Ashok

Journal: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
ISSN 0971-9784

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 115;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Pericardial cyst | resection | tubercular

ABSTRACT
Patient with a mediastinal mass may be diagnosed incidentally or following evaluation for the symptoms due to compressive effects on the adjoining structures. Pericardial cysts account to 6% of mediastinal masses. Echocardiography, computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging aid in accurate diagnosis and localization of these cysts. Anaesthesia for patients with these cysts may occasionally turn out to be catastrophic during induction or in postoperative period. Surgery is the preferred choice of treatment in these patients.

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