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causes of pericardial cyst

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pericardial cyst: This is a fluid sac adjacent to the pericardium, thought to be congenital. Usually causes no problem but when it is symptomatic or causing problems, d ... Read More

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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not really: Usually a benign cyst located on the right side of the heart. Can enlarge and be painful. Usually resected with vats operation.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Depends: on the cyst size and if it is compressing the pericardium.
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Dr. Mohammad Shahzad
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Unless there are symptoms due to pressure caused by the cyst.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not usually: Majority of pericardial cysts are asymptomatic and are found incidentally. Symptomatic pericardial cysts present with shortness of breath, chest pain, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sounds like a: complication and should be evaluated by surgeon performing surgery with exam and selected imaging studies ASAP
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Second opinion: definitely get a second cardiology opinion.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Gray
54 years experience General Practice
Tough times!: These are complex conditions not amenable to this format. Just continue working with your doctors. For another opinion you could do a virtual visit ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cyst: Epidermal inclusion cysts = sebaceous cysts.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No: it should not cause a cyst.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Fong
40 years experience Family Medicine
Repeated infections: There are glands along the urethra that lubricated the urethra. With repeated infections cyst can form. Then urine pools in these cyst and form larger ... Read More
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