Isolated pericardial agenesis revealed by bradycardia and heart MRI in a healthy 5-year-old child

Iliana Bersani, Donato Rigante, Alessia de Nisco, Luigi Natale, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Gabriella de Rosa, Achille Stabile, Angelica Bibiana Delogu

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Abstract

We present a five-year-old boy with an unremarkable medical history who was incidentally found to have bradycardia and electrocardiographic signs of right axial deviation. Initial echocardiogram showed left displacement of the cardiac apex with slight enlargement of the right ventricle, while frontal chest radiograph showed a lucent area between the aorta and pulmonary artery. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging finally revealed a partial left pericardial agenesis and abnormal displacement of the heart into the left hemithorax.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-585
Number of pages3
JournalTurkish Journal of Pediatrics
Volume53
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Child
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pericardial agenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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