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.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
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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