Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : ED15 - ED17

Pericardial Hemangioma: A Common Tumour in an Unusual Location: Case Report and Review of Literature ED15-ED17

Rufus Sam Vargis, Manjiri Phansalkar, Somanath Padhi, Dilip Phansalkar, Sanjay R Nair

Correspondence
Dr. Rufus Sam Vargis,
Room No. 204, Annex Block, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalapet-605014, Pondicherry, India.
E-mail: rufusvargis@gmail.com

Overall incidence of primary cardiac tumours ranges from 0.0017% and 0.27% at autopsy. Cardiac haemangiomas are rare, and account for 2.8% of benign cardiac tumours. Pericardial haemangiomas, in particular are extremely rare. Pericardial haemangiomas are reported to present with a variety of symptoms such as dyspnea, palpitation, atypical chest pain. Other symptoms like obstruction of blood vessels, cardiac tamponade, or pericardial effusion may result due to compression of surrounding structures. Here we report a case of pericardial haemangioma in a patient who presented with breathlessness and cough.