Cross-sectional imaging findings of cardiac outpouchings

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Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, vol.29, no.1, pp.68-79, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/dir.2022.221419
  • Journal Name: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.68-79
  • Keywords: Aneurysm, cardiac catheterization, computed topography angiography, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, diagnosis, diverticulum, echocardiogram, embolism, magnetic resonance imaging, outpouching, pericardial, pseudoaneurysm, three-dimensional, ventricles
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


A cardiac outpouching (CO) is a protrusion in a heart chamber’s internal anatomical lining. Most COs are clinically insignificant, but some are of vital importance, requiring immediate surgery. Cross-sectional imaging findings of COs, such as location, morphology, size, and accompanying wall motion abnormalities, play an essential role in determining the correct diagnosis and appropriate clinical management. Therefore, radiologists should be familiar with them. This article reviews the key cross-sectional imaging findings and differential diagnoses of COs.