Extracardiac Mass After Pericardiectomy: Mediastinal Fat Replacement Secondary to Progressive Constrictive Pericarditis

Keiko Shimamoto, Yasuhiro Hamatani, Satsuki Fukushima, Hideaki Kanzaki, Tomoyuki Fujita, Kengo F. Kusano, Satoshi Yasuda, Chisato Izumi

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Abstract

We describe an extracardiac mass in a 72-year-old man with a history of pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis. Imaging studies revealed that progressive shrinkage of the residual pericardium compressed mitral valve anteriority, and fat replacement of the secondarily enlarged posterior space of the atrioventricular groove appeared as a space-occupying lesion. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cardiac magnetic resonance
  • computed tomography
  • constrictive
  • imaging
  • mitral valve
  • post-operative
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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