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Congenital absence of pericardium


1 Department of Medical Imaging, A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, USA
2 Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Rahul Nikam,
Department of Medical Imaging, A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_137_20

A 16-year-old girl presented to the emergency department with orthopnea and exercise intolerance for 1 week. Electrocardiogram at that time showed rightward deviation of the cardiac axis, with nonspecific T-wave inversion in the lateral precordial leads and flattening in the inferior leads. She was discharged from the emergency department with cardiology follow-up. Subsequent echocardiogram demonstrated that “the heart is in a funny position in the chest,” and computed tomography of the chest was requested to evaluate for a mediastinal mass causing leftward displacement of the heart.


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