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An Unusual Presentation of an Intrapericardial Teratoma. A Case Report.
  • Arega Leta,
  • Anees Razzouk,
  • Marx Genovez
Arega Leta
Loma Linda University Health
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Anees Razzouk
Loma Linda University Medical Center
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Marx Genovez
Loma Linda University Health
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Abstract

We're presenting a unique case where a 2 month old female presented with URI symptoms at a local clinic and went into cardiac arrest after a nasopharyngeal swab test was done. Subsequent work up revealed she had an intrapericardial mass and a large pericardial effusion, which may have precipitated the arrest. The patient recovered after emergent pericardiocentesis and subsequent pericardial mass excision via sternotomy and pericardiectomy. The infant was recovering appropriately at her 4 month post-op follow up.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

24 Jun 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
26 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
26 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
14 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
25 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major