The "High-Riding" superior pericardial recess: CT findings.


Journal Article

OBJECTIVE. We recently observed patients in whom the superior pericardial recess extended cephalad ("high-riding") into the right paratracheal region. In these patients, differentiation from mediastinal lymphadenopathy or mass was difficult. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence and CT features of the high-riding superior pericardial recess. CONCLUSION. Narrow-collimation CT with multiplanar reformations was useful for confidently diagnosing a high-riding superior pericardial recess and for distinguishing it from pathologic lesions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Choi, YW; McAdams, HP; Jeon, SC; Seo, HS; Hahm, CK

Published Date

  • October 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 175 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1025 - 1028

PubMed ID

  • 11000157

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11000157

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.175.4.1751025


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States