• We saw a patient who had clinical features of right-sided heart failure. Echocardiography and computed tomography findings were incorrectly interpreted as demonstrating an intracardiac mass. At surgery, a pericardial cyst externally compressing the right ventricular cavity was found. We conclude that, although noninvasive tests may play a valuable role in evaluating intracardiac masses, interpretation may be difficult and misdiagnoses are possible.
(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:351-352)