Advanced Biomedical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 203-

Congenital partial absence of the pericardium presenting with a rare concurrent abnormality of vascular ring diagnosed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging


Zahra Alizadeh Sani1, Zahra Savand-Roomi2, Mohammad Vojdanparast3, Shadi Sarafan4, Azin Seifi4, Pouya Nezafati5 
1 Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Echocardiography, Kowsar Hospital, Shiraz, Iran
3 Cardiovascular Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
4 Department of Medical Sciences, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran
5 Cardiac Surgery Research Committee, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad; Student Research Committee, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pouya Nezafati
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Imam Reza Hospital, Ibn Sina Boulevard, P.O. Box 9137913316, Mashhad
Iran

Congenital absence of the pericardium is a rare abnormality that can be diagnosed by cardiac imaging procedures. A 49-year-old male needed medical attention due to the appearance of palpitation with a systolic murmur, and a notable aortic arch deviation was seen in the chest X-ray. In the echocardiogram, a poor echo window was detected. A cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a rare concomitant anomaly of partial absence of the pericardium including a rare defect of the right-sided aortic arch. Using cardiac MRI, the pericardium can be easily visualized, and thus, its absence more easily detected, aiding appropriate clinical decision-making.


How to cite this article:
Sani ZA, Savand-Roomi Z, Vojdanparast M, Sarafan S, Seifi A, Nezafati P. Congenital partial absence of the pericardium presenting with a rare concurrent abnormality of vascular ring diagnosed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.Adv Biomed Res 2016;5:203-203


How to cite this URL:
Sani ZA, Savand-Roomi Z, Vojdanparast M, Sarafan S, Seifi A, Nezafati P. Congenital partial absence of the pericardium presenting with a rare concurrent abnormality of vascular ring diagnosed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Adv Biomed Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];5:203-203
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