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Cardiovascular Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Congenital absence of the pericardium is a rare cardiac malformation and is most often asymptomatic. It is usually discovered as an incidental finding. Physical examination, chest radiography, and electrocardiogram are often unremarkable. Echocardiography provides valuable information, and sometimes computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging is needed for subsequent confirmation.