Etiology and outcome of prenatally detected paracardial cystic lesions: a case series and review of the literature.

@article{Bernasconi2007EtiologyAO,
  title={Etiology and outcome of prenatally detected paracardial cystic lesions: a case series and review of the literature.},
  author={Alessandra Bernasconi and S. J. Yoo and Fraser Golding and Jacob Charles Langer and Edgar Jaeggi},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={388-94}
}
OBJECTIVES Isolated paracardial cysts, defined as cystic structures adjacent to or originating from the heart, are rare and etiologically heterogeneous congenital abnormalities. The purpose of this study was to review our experience with prenatally diagnosed isolated cysts. METHODS We reviewed retrospectively the medical charts and ultrasound records of all cases with an antenatal diagnosis of paracardial cyst at our institution between 2001 and 2006. Where applicable, the diagnosis was… CONTINUE READING

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