An Epicardial Mesothelial Cyst Attached to the Ascending Aorta

Authors

  • Yoshihito Suenaga Department of Cardiac Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya
  • Tomonobu Abe Nagoya University School of Medicine
  • Masato Mutsuga Department of Cardiac Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya
  • Yoshimori Araki Department of Cardiac Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya
  • Akihiko Usu Department of Cardiac Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1293

Abstract

An epicardial mesothelial cyst, which can be defined as a mesothelial cyst attached to the epicardium surrounding the heart and the great vessels inside the pericardial sac, is a rare condition. We herein report a case of epicardial cyst, which was attached to the ascending aorta. The patient was a 76-year-old male who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery, and the cyst was found incidentally. It was approximately 5 cm in diameter, and histological examination confirmed mesothelial cell origin. The ascending aorta has not previously been reported as the origin of an epicardial mesothelial cyst. This case gives new insight into the embryology of these cysts

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Published

2015-10-28

How to Cite

Suenaga, Y., Abe, T., Mutsuga, M., Araki, Y., & Usu, A. (2015). An Epicardial Mesothelial Cyst Attached to the Ascending Aorta. The Heart Surgery Forum, 18(5), E194-E195. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1293

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