A Recurrent Case of Mesothelial Pericardial Cyst


West Florida


Oak Hill Hospital

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Case Report

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benign cardiac mass, benign mesothelial cyst, cardiac mass, chest pain, pericardial cyst


Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neoplasms


This is a case of a 37-year-old female patient with past medical history of mitral valve prolapse and benign mesothelial pericardial cyst status post laparoscopic resection who presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of right-sided sharp non-radiating chest pain due to recurrent case of benign mesothelial pericardial cyst. Though this is not a common pathology, it does overlap with common cardiovascular symptoms/conditions; not limited to but including chest pain, dyspnea, palpitations, pericardial effusions, infections and arrhythmias. It is crucial to have appropriate history and physical exam and appropriate evaluation to rule out pericardial cysts as well as their locations and their potential lethal mechanical implication on crucial nearby structures. This is significant in order to avoid uncommon but lethal cardiac complications in this condition such as cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac tamponade, right ventricular outflow tract and even sudden cardiac death.

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