Congenital partial pericardial defect: surgical correction by partial pericardiectomy through a median sternotomy

Surgery. 1976 Apr;79(4):448-50.

Abstract

A case of symptomatic congenital pericardial defect with herniation of the left atrial appendage is reported. The patient had experienced increasing fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, and slight cyanosis. A partial pericardiectomy through a median sternotomy was performed and the patient made an uneventful recovery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Defects, Congenital / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pericardium / abnormalities*
  • Pericardium / surgery
  • Radiography
  • Sternum / surgery