Dyspnea and Chest Pain in a Young Woman Caused by a Giant Pericardial Lymphohemangioma: Diagnosis and Treatment

Citation:

Heffron SP, Alviar CL, Towe C, Geisler BP, Axel L, Galloway AC, et al. Dyspnea and Chest Pain in a Young Woman Caused by a Giant Pericardial Lymphohemangioma: Diagnosis and Treatment. Can J Cardiol. 2016;32 (10) :1260.e23-1260.e25.

Date Published:

2016 Oct

Abstract:

We describe a 21-year-old woman who presented with chest pain and dyspnea on exertion and who was found to have a large pericardial mass. Multimodality imaging was instrumental in narrowing the differential diagnosis and planning surgical treatment, which included coronary artery bypass and right-sided heart reconstruction. The final pathologic diagnosis was lymphohemangioma; to our knowledge, this was the largest cardiac/pericardial vascular tumor ever to be reported in the literature.