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      Pseudocyst of the Pericardium Developing during Maintenance Hemodialysis

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          Two cases of pericardial pseudocyst which developed in the course of maintenance hemodialysis are reported. Both patients were usually free of complaints, although there was evidence of the previous pericarditis with recent accumulation of pericardial effusion. As a possible mechanism leading to pericardial pseudocyst formation, distension of a weak area of the thickened pericardium due to an increase in intrapericardial pressure was assumed. Therefore, pericardial pseudocyst is one of the likely complications of patients on maintenance hemodialysis.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1975
          1975
          28 November 2008
          : 15
          : 2
          : 124-130
          Affiliations
          2nd Department of Internal Medicine and 1st Department of Pathology, University of Kanazawa School of Medicine, Kanazawa
          Article
          180503 Nephron 1975;15:124–130
          10.1159/000180503
          1153047
          © 1975 S. Karger AG, Basel

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