Pericardial cyst: an unusual cause of pneumonia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620769
Title:
Pericardial cyst: an unusual cause of pneumonia
Authors:
Elamin, Wael F; Hannan, Kieran
Citation:
Cases Journal. 2008 Jul 10;1(1):26
Issue Date:
10-Jul-2008
URI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1757-1626-1-26; http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620769
Abstract:
Abstract Introduction Pericardial cysts occur rarely with an incidence rate of 1 per 100,000. They are usually detected by chance and are clinically silent in most cases. Case presentation We report the case of a 66 year old Irish male, with signs and symptoms of pneumonia. A chest X-Ray confirmed left lower lobe consolidation. Further imaging including a CT thorax identified a large pericardial cyst as the cause of the symptoms. Conclusion Although pericardial cysts are usually asymptomatic, they can present with chest pain and symptoms of respiratory tract infection.
Language:
en
Local subject classification:
PNEUMONIA

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorElamin, Wael Fen
dc.contributor.authorHannan, Kieranen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-30T11:14:45Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-30T11:14:45Z-
dc.date.issued2008-07-10-
dc.identifier.citationCases Journal. 2008 Jul 10;1(1):26en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1757-1626-1-26-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620769-
dc.description.abstractAbstract Introduction Pericardial cysts occur rarely with an incidence rate of 1 per 100,000. They are usually detected by chance and are clinically silent in most cases. Case presentation We report the case of a 66 year old Irish male, with signs and symptoms of pneumonia. A chest X-Ray confirmed left lower lobe consolidation. Further imaging including a CT thorax identified a large pericardial cyst as the cause of the symptoms. Conclusion Although pericardial cysts are usually asymptomatic, they can present with chest pain and symptoms of respiratory tract infection.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherPNEUMONIAen
dc.titlePericardial cyst: an unusual cause of pneumoniaen
dc.language.rfc3066enen
dc.rights.holderElamin and Hannan; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.en
dc.date.updated2016-04-15T16:03:56Zen
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