BG Venkatesh, Samir Girotra, Krishna S Iyer, Manisha Chakrabarti, Poonam Khurana, Ashok Sen
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi, India
Patient with a mediastinal mass may be diagnosed incidentally or following evaluation for the symptoms due to compressive effects on the adjoining structures. Pericardial cysts account to 6% of mediastinal masses. Echocardiography, computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging aid in accurate diagnosis and localization of these cysts. Anaesthesia for patients with these cysts may occasionally turn out to be catastrophic during induction or in postoperative period. Surgery is the preferred choice of treatment in these patients.
B G Venkatesh
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Okhla Road, New Delhi - 110 025
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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