[Contribution of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of pericardial mesothelioma: a case report]

Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris). 2012 Nov;61(5):370-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ancard.2012.08.024. Epub 2012 Aug 28.
[Article in French]


Pericardial mesothelioma is a rare form of pericardial tumor. The invasive investigations such as biopsy make the diagnosis. Non-invasive imaging techniques provide valuable information about its diagnosis and its clinical impact. We report here the results of magnetic resonance imaging of pericardial mesothelioma in a 65-year-old woman. The originality and purpose of this case is to illustrate the additional value of magnetic resonance imaging that should be systematically performed when assessing this pathology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Female
  • Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Heart Neoplasms / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Mesothelioma / diagnosis*
  • Pericardium / pathology*
  • Prognosis