Epipericardial Fat Necrosis: A Misdiagnosed Condition (epipericardial)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01903980|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 19, 2013
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2013
Epipericardial fat necrosis is a benign and self-limited condition that mainly curses with acute pleuritic chest pain and therefore must be an important differential diagnosis for patients in emergency department (ED). The knowledge of characteristics symptoms and correct management may avoid misdiagnosis or mistakes with other severe conditions like pulmonary embolism, pericarditis or acute coronary disease.
Despite the importance of this entity, only fewer than 40 cases have been reported since 1957, when the condition was first described.
We have seen a couple of similar cases in our institution during a short period of time, and we suspect that these numbers doesn`t mean the real prevalence of epipericardial fat necrosis, so maybe this condition could be underdiagnosed. Instead, there isn't a study that tried to estimate an incidence of this entity.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Epipericardial Fat Necrosis||Other: No intervention. It is a retrospective study|
|Study Type :||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||2 Years|
|Official Title:||Epipericardial Fat Necrosis: A Misdiagnosed Condition|
|Study Start Date :||June 2013|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||July 2013|
Cases of patients with epipericardial fat necrosis CT findings
Other: No intervention. It is a retrospective study
No intervention. It is a retrospective study
- Determinate the incidence of epipericardial fat necrosis [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
- Identify misdiagnosed cases of epipericardial fat necrosis [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
- Describe Clinical and Radiological data of epipericardial fat necrosis [ Time Frame: 18 months ]
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|Hospital Sirio Libanes|
|Sao paulo, Brazil, 01080050|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil, 01080050|