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Intrapericardial foregut cyst associated with intrauterine death.
  1. E E Mooney,
  2. T D Wax,
  3. K A Reimer
  1. Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.


    Intrapericardial developmental foregut cysts are rare and are most frequently incidental findings at necropsy in adults. A 29 year old Asian woman delivered a 24 week stillborn fetus seven days after diagnosis of intrauterine death caused by rupture of a foregut cyst. Multiple cysts occupied the wall of the right atrium and its rupture caused haemopericardium and cardiac tamponade.

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