Chronic Pericardial Hematoma With A Cystic-Like Appearance

Document Type : Case Report


1 Cardiovascular Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, IR Iran.

2 Echocardiography Research Center, Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.

3 Rajaie Cardiovascular, Medical and Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran.


Intrapericardial hematomas are mostly found in association with traumas, cardiac surgical operations, and coronary interventions. In the case of open-heart surgeries, intrapericardial hematomas usually resolve without complications. However, in rare cases, they could be chronic or mimic the features of other lesions. We herein introduce a case of pericardial hematoma late after coronary artery bypass surgery with a cystic-like appearance. (Iranian Heart Journal 2022; 23(1): 237-239)


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