The usefulness of three-dimensional multidetector computed tomography to delineate pericardial calcification in constrictive pericarditis

Soon Yong Suh, Seung Woon Rha, Jin Won Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh, Young Moo Ro

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Abstract

Constrictive pericarditis is a rare heart disease but potentially curable with pericardiectomy. Conventional image modalities such as echocardiography, CT and MRI have been used as useful diagnostics for constrictive pericarditis. However, they have limitations in delineating accurate extent of calcified pericardium three-dimensionally (3-D) to aid the surgical management to release the constricted chambers. We present a patient with typical severe extensive myopericardial calcifications visualized by 3-D multidetector CT who was successfully treated by pericardiectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-416
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume113
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 18

Keywords

  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Multidetector CT
  • Pericardial calcification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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