Epicardial Cysts: Report of Two Rare Cases

Hatemi A. C. , Kumbasar U., Servet E., Coskun U., Bostan C., Oz B.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.15, no.1, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20111117
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM


Epicardial cysts originating directly from the epicardium are seen very rarely. Complete surgical excision is recommended when these cysts are detected. If cysts compress surrounding vital structures, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) should also be considered. We report herein 2 cases of multiloculated epicardial cysts, both of which were successfully excised, 1 with CPB.