Sanjay Kumar1, Promil Jain1, Rajeev Sen1, KN Rattan2, Ruchi Agarwal1, Shilpa Garg1
1 Department of Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana, India
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana, India
Pericardial cysts are uncommon congenital abnormalities that occur in the middle mediastinum. Most of these are found incidentally on chest x-rays. The occurrence of pericardial cyst in children is quite rare. It needs to be differentiated from other cystic mediastinal masses. A rare case of pericardial cyst in a 5 year old male child is reported. The child presented with chest pain, cough and fever. The preoperative diagnosis of pericardial cyst was suggestive on echocardiography and CT scan. It was confirmed on histopathology after successful surgical excision. The rarity of this benign mediastinal lesion in children prompted us to report this case.
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