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J Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2010 Sep;18(3):108-111. English. Case Report.
Lee SH , Chae JK , Choi JB , Lee SR , Rhee KS , Kim WH , Ko JK .
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.

Cardiovascular involvement in Behcet's disease is not uncommon and could be life-threatening. We describe here a 28-year-old man, who developed sudden onset chest pain during warfarinization due to deep vein thrombosis. Echocardiography and computed tomography showed a 60x60 mm-sized hematoma in the pericardial space compressing the right heart. Coronary angiography showed totally occluded proximal right coronary artery. The hematoma was located at the subepicardial plane of the right atrium on surgical view and successfully evacuated. Follow-up echocardiography revealed complete resolution of the hematoma. He is doing well for 24 months after surgery.

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