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Congenital absence of the left pericardium with extreme intrathoracic displacement of the heart. Case report and review of the literature
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Large pericardial defects are exceptional and difficult to diagnose. A 62-year-old man underwent elective coronary surgery which was seriously complicated by the unexpected intrapleural position of the heart due to the absence of a large amount of pericardium on the left. It appeared retrospectively that the patient had presented typical signs of the malformation and these are described in detail.
Diagnosis, Differential Follow-Up Studies Heart Defects, Congenital/diagnosis/*surgery Humans Male Middle Aged Pericardium/*abnormalities/surgery
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