Videoscopic Resection of a Giant Symptomatic Pericardial Cyst: Case Report
AbstractA 47-year-old woman presented with shortness of breath, chest discomfort, and hoarseness. She was found to have an enlarged cardiac silhouette on plain chest radiography. Computed tomographic scan and magnetic resonance imaging were diagnostic of a giant pericardial cyst. The patient underwent successful videoscopic removal of the cyst with complete resolution of her symptoms.
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