Pericardial cyst with right ventricular compression

  • Julius Chacha Mwita
  • Peter Chipeta
  • Reuben Mutagaywa
  • Belson Rugwizangoga
  • Elijah Ussiri

Abstract

Pericardial cysts are infrequent and benign mediastinal lesions. While most pericardial cysts are asymptomatic, some patients may present with compression symptoms. We present the case of a 22-year-old man who presented with a right pericardial cyst that caused compression of the right ventricle.

Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 12:60

Author Biographies

Julius Chacha Mwita
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Peter Chipeta
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Reuben Mutagaywa
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Belson Rugwizangoga
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania
Elijah Ussiri
Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania
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