Heart in An Eggshell Calcification: Idiopathic Calcific Constrictive Pericarditis

Bong Gun Song, Gu Hyun Kang, Yong Hwan Park, Woo Jung Chun, Ju Hyeon Oh


Constrictive pericarditis is caused by fibrosis and calcification of the pericardium, which inhibits diastolic filling of the heart. Chest roentgenogram can show the calcification as a mass or sheet over the heart and computed tomography scan allows anatomic delineation of the pericardium and determines the extent of calcification. We reported a case of eggshell calcification of idiopathic chronic constrictive pericarditis diagnosed by echocardiography and multi-detector computed tomography.

Cardiol Res. 2011;2(6):310-312
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/cr125w


Constrictive pericarditis; Echocardiography; Computed tomography

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