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Pericardium
Melissa L. Rosado de Christenson, MD, FACR
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ANATOMY OF PERICARDIUM

  • General Concepts

    • Fibrous Pericardium

      • Serous Pericardium

        • Pericardial Reflections

          • Pericardial Innervation

            • Pericardial Vessels

              PERICARDIAL SPACE AND PERICARDIAL RECESSES

              • General Concepts

                • Transverse Sinus

                  • Pericardial Cavity

                    • Oblique Sinus

                      IMAGING OF NORMAL PERICARDIUM

                      • General Concepts

                        • Cross-Sectional Imaging (CT/MR)

                          • Congenital Absence of Pericardium

                            • Pericardial Cyst

                              • Pericardial Effusion

                                • Pericardial Thickening

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Broderick LS et al: Anatomic pitfalls of the heart and pericardium. Radiographics. 25(2):441-53, 2005
                                  2. Truong MT et al: Anatomy of pericardial recesses on multidetector CT: implications for oncologic imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(4):1109-13, 2003
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                                  ANATOMY OF PERICARDIUM

                                  • General Concepts

                                    • Fibrous Pericardium

                                      • Serous Pericardium

                                        • Pericardial Reflections

                                          • Pericardial Innervation

                                            • Pericardial Vessels

                                              PERICARDIAL SPACE AND PERICARDIAL RECESSES

                                              • General Concepts

                                                • Transverse Sinus

                                                  • Pericardial Cavity

                                                    • Oblique Sinus

                                                      IMAGING OF NORMAL PERICARDIUM

                                                      • General Concepts

                                                        • Cross-Sectional Imaging (CT/MR)

                                                          • Congenital Absence of Pericardium

                                                            • Pericardial Cyst

                                                              • Pericardial Effusion

                                                                • Pericardial Thickening

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Broderick LS et al: Anatomic pitfalls of the heart and pericardium. Radiographics. 25(2):441-53, 2005
                                                                  2. Truong MT et al: Anatomy of pericardial recesses on multidetector CT: implications for oncologic imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(4):1109-13, 2003