The presence of pectus excavatum(PEX) has been occasionally associated with pericardial effusion. Aim of the present study was to compare incidence and prognosis of pericardial effusion in a group of unselected patients with PEX vs a control group.
Prevalence and prognosis of pericardial effusion in patients affected by pectus excavatum: A case-control study. Conte E, Agalbato C, Lauri G, Mushtaq S, Carollo C, Bonomi A, Zanotto L, Melotti E, Cia AD, Guglielmo M, Baggiano A, Annoni A, Formenti A, Mancini E, D'Angelo AM, Rota A, Assanelli E, Sforza C, Pontone G, Pepi M, Andreini D, Brucato A. Int J Cardiol. 2021 Oct 6:S0167-5273(21)01559-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2021.10.005