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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 4297280, 4 pages
Case Report

Congenital Partial Absence of Pericardium: A Mimic of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

1Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre, Singapore
2Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Correspondence should be addressed to J. S. Foo; moc.liamg@gnehseij.oof

Received 19 February 2018; Accepted 20 March 2018; Published 10 April 2018

Academic Editor: Michael S. Firstenberg

Copyright © 2018 J. S. Foo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Congenital absence of pericardium is a rare condition with electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, and echocardiographic findings which may mimic those of other cardiac conditions. We present a case of a 19-year-old asymptomatic female with incidental cardiomegaly on chest X-ray and electrocardiographic and echocardiographic changes, which meet the revised task force criteria for definite arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy but subsequently confirmed to have congenital partial absence of pericardium on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.