EJMCR. 2020; 4(3): 93-96

Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation

Authors: Andreas Eleftheriou, Nikolaos Saridakis, Christina Koumantzia.

ABSTRACT

Background: Pleuropericardial cysts are rare and usually clinically silent, but can occasionally cause life-threatening complications. The majority of them is congenital due to developmental deficits and is most commonly found incidentally via routine radiography between the third and fifth decade of life. Case Presentation: A 37-year-old Caucasian woman who referred to the Emergency Room because of asthma exacerbation diagnosed suffering of pneumonia. During the follow-up and after antibiotics, chest X-Ray and computed tomography revealed a probably acquired large pleuropericardial cyst of unknown cause. Conclusion: We report an unusual case of possible infection which revealed an asymptomatic large pleuropericardial cyst which was detected accidentally via X-Ray and was left untreated due to its benign course.

Keywords:
Pleuropericardial cyst, asthma exacerbation, pneumonia, mediastinum


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Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation


Authors
Andreas Eleftheriou
Department of Neurology and Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Division of Neurobiology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
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Nikolaos Saridakis
Department of Neurology and Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Division of Neurobiology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
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Christina Koumantzia
Primary Health Care Center Tannefors, and Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
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Correspondence to:
. Andreas Eleftheriou, Department of Neurology and Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, Division of Neurobiology, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.; andelef2002@yahoo.gr

Publication history
Received 05 Feb 2019
Accepted 24 Mar 2020
Published in print 04 Apr 2020

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Eleftheriou A, Saridakis N, Koumantzia C. Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation. EJMCR. 2020; 4(3): 93-96. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549190787


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Eleftheriou A, Saridakis N, Koumantzia C. Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation. EJMCR. 2020; 4(3): 93-96. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549190787


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Eleftheriou A, Saridakis N, Koumantzia C. Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation. EJMCR. (2020), [cited June 03, 2020]; 4(3): 93-96. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549190787


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Eleftheriou, A., Saridakis, . N. & Koumantzia, . C. (2020) Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation. EJMCR, 4 (3), 93-96. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549190787


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Eleftheriou, Andreas, Nikolaos Saridakis, and Christina Koumantzia. 2020. Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (3), 93-96. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549190787


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Eleftheriou, Andreas, Nikolaos Saridakis, and Christina Koumantzia. "Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 93-96. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549190787


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Eleftheriou, Andreas, Nikolaos Saridakis, and Christina Koumantzia. "Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.3 (2020), 93-96. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549190787


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Eleftheriou, A., Saridakis, . N. & Koumantzia, . C. (2020) Pneumonia reveals a huge pleuropericardial cyst: a case presentation. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (3), 93-96. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1549190787


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