A 68-year-old male, presented with exertional dyspnoea and chest pain in his anterior chest wall for 3 months. He had no previous history of cardiac disease. Clinical examination failed to show anything significant. Chest X-ray showed a mass superimposed over the upper cardiac silhouette. He was further evaluated by chest CT, which showed a cystic mass in the anterior mediastinum measuring 9 x 7 cm in its maximum diameter. On surgical excision and histopathological examination, findings were consistent with benign pleuropericardial cyst, confirming the earlier diagnosis.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
(2010). Pleuro pericardial cyst. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, 20(10), 685-6.
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