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Congenital Absence of Pericardium: The Largest Systematic Review in the Field on 247 Worldwide Cases (1977-Now)

Pier Paolo Bassareo1,2,3,*, Aurelio Secinaro4, Paolo Ciliberti5, Massimo Chessa6,7, Marco Alfonso Perrone5,8, Kevin Patrick Walsh1,2,3, Colin Joseph Mcmahon2,3

1 Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, National Adult Congenital Heart Disease Service, Dublin, D07 R2WY, Ireland
2 Children’s Health Ireland Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
3 School of Medicine, University College of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
4 Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Unit, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
5 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Heart and Lung Transplantation Bambino Gesu’ Children’s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
6 Adult Congenital Heart Disease UNIT, Paediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Centre, IRCCS-Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy
7 School of Medicine, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
8 Division of Cardiology and CardioLab, Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

* Corresponding Author: Pier Paolo Bassareo. Email: email


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