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Lung herniation into pericardial cavity: A case of partial congenital absence of right pericardium


1 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Sadashiv B Tamagond
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, G. B. Pant Hospital, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.99633

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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 213-214

 

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Congenital absence of pericardium is rarely seen, often diagnosed intraoperatively during cardiac and thoracic surgeries. Left-sided pericardial defects are more common than right-sided ones. We present a case of an incidentally detected congenital absence of right pericardium with herniation of part of the right lung during ventricular septal defect closure surgery in a male child aged 4 years.






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1 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, G. B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sadashiv B Tamagond
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, G. B. Pant Hospital, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.99633

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Congenital absence of pericardium is rarely seen, often diagnosed intraoperatively during cardiac and thoracic surgeries. Left-sided pericardial defects are more common than right-sided ones. We present a case of an incidentally detected congenital absence of right pericardium with herniation of part of the right lung during ventricular septal defect closure surgery in a male child aged 4 years.






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