Asymptomatic pericardial cyst: Observe or resect?

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Pericardial cysts are congenital lesions of the mediastinum that are usually detected using chest imaging in the absence of symptoms. Historically referred to as spring-water cysts due to their clear fluid content, the majority of published literature has suggested that surgical resection, traditionally via thoracotomy, be utilized only in symptomatic cases, with observation being sufficient for incidental, asymptomatic lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDifficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1846283841, 9781846283840
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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