Cardiac tamponade produced by a loculated pericardial hematoma simulating a right atrial mass

Mauro Pepi, Elisabetta Doria, Cesare Fiorentini

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Abstract

We report a case of cardiac tamponade due to thrombosis of a loculated pericardial effusion which occurred after open heart surgery. The loculated hematoma was highly echogenic and mimicked a right atrial mass. Cross-sectional echocardiography, in association with color Doppler flow imaging, was extremely useful in identifying this rare complication of cardiac surgery and, therefore, in determining the subsequent surgical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

Keywords

  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Color Doppler
  • Cross-sectional echocardiography
  • Loculated pericardial hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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