Current Thoracic Surgery 2024 , Vol 9 , Issue 1
A case of congenital total pericardial agenesis mimicking pneumothorax findings
Hakkı Ulutaş1,Mehmet Ağar2,Nevzat Erdil3,Muhammet Reha Çelik4
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Economics, Faculty of Medicine, Medical Point Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
2Clinic of Thoracic Surgery, Fethi Sekin City Hospital, Elazığ, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Inonu, Faculty of Medicine, Malatya, Turkey
4Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Atılım, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2024.008 Viewed : 800 - Downloaded : 208 Congenital pericardial agenesis has been reported as usually asymptomatic cases, operated on for other reasons and found incidentally or in autopsy reports. Herein, we present a case of congenital total pericardial agenesis mimicking the findings of pneumothorax and incidentally detected in a uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Total agenesis of the pericardium, which is very rare and usually asymptomatic, has a very good prognosis and does not require additional treatment unless it causes complications. It may mimic pneumothorax findings. Keywords : pericardial agenesis, uniportal VATS, pneumothorax, congenital