CT diagnosis of congenital intrapericardial masses

Rogelio Moncada, Kenneth Baliga, Sergio J. Moguillansky, Ramiah Subramanian, Terrence C. Demos, Carlos Lozada, Graciela Bianchi, Earl P. Ow

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Prior to the development of CT, cardiac and pericardiac masses were evaluated by chest roentgenography, angiocardiography, and echocardiography. In most cases preoperative diagnosis of a specific entity was impossible. Preoperative CT diagnosis of an intrapericardial developmental mass becomes possible because of the presence of fat, fat/fluid level, thick walled cysts, as well as globular calcifications, bones, teeth, water density fluid, and soft tissue. A report of a young woman with a ruptured and infected intrapericardial teratoma and an infant with an intrapericardial bronchial cyst is pre-sented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985



  • Bronchogenic cysts-Computed tomography
  • Neoplasms
  • Pericardium
  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Moncada, R., Baliga, K., Moguillansky, S. J., Subramanian, R., Demos, T. C., Lozada, C., ... Ow, E. P. (1985). CT diagnosis of congenital intrapericardial masses. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 9(1), 56-59. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004728-198501000-00012