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A Rare Complication of a Rare Disease: Pericarditis Due to Ruptured Pericardial Cyst
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  • Hassan Mehmood Lak,
  • Rohan Shah,
  • Beni Verma,
  • Bo Xu
Hassan Mehmood Lak
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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Rohan Shah
Cleveland Clinic
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Beni Verma
Cleveland Clinic
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Bo Xu
Cleveland Clin
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Peer review status:ACCEPTED

15 Apr 2020Submitted to Echocardiography
16 Apr 2020Submission Checks Completed
16 Apr 2020Assigned to Editor
22 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 May 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
06 May 20201st Revision Received
07 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
07 May 2020Assigned to Editor
07 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
08 May 2020Editorial Decision: Accept

Abstract

Pericardial cysts are considered rare incidental findings, which are generally asymptomatic in nature. Occasionally, patients may represent with chest discomfort, dyspnea or palpitations. Pericarditis related to a ruptured pericardial cyst has not been previously reported in the literature. Here, we report the case of a 62-year-old male who developed acute pericarditis as a result of a ruptured enlarging pericardial cyst.