Fetal constrictive pericardial defect with pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis

Lisa P. Abramson, Susan Gerber, Yi Hua Chen, Susan E. Crawford*

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Pericardial defect is a rare anomaly that has a variable presentation. Prompt recognition and early surgical intervention are associated with a favorable outcome. The authors present an unusual case of unexpected fetal demise in a 31-week-gestational-age girl who had a large pericardial defect forming a constrictive ring around both ventricular chambers. The defect coexisted with pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis, an association that has not been reported in cases of pericardial defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1512-1514
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002


  • Pericardial defect
  • Pulmonary capillary hemangiomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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