Two-dimensional echocardiography is a useful noninvasive tool for diagnosing intrapericardial tumors as a cause of respiratory distress or abnormal cardiomediastinal shadow on chest x-ray. Early recognition of these tumors within the pericardium is important since surgical removal is often curative. Cardiac cineangiography is unnecessary to delineate further the tumor and should be reserved for those in which associated intracardiac defects are suspected.
- Bronchogenic cyst
- Intrapericardial tumors
- Two-dimensional echocardiography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine