Year : 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116--118

Pericardial cyst due to tuberculosis in an adolescent


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

Correspondence Address:
B G Venkatesh
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Okhla Road, New Delhi - 110 025
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.


How to cite this article:
Venkatesh B G, Girotra S, Iyer KS, Chakrabarti M, Khurana P, Sen A. Pericardial cyst due to tuberculosis in an adolescent.Ann Card Anaesth 2008;11:116-118


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Venkatesh B G, Girotra S, Iyer KS, Chakrabarti M, Khurana P, Sen A. Pericardial cyst due to tuberculosis in an adolescent. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Aug 4 ];11:116-118
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