Epipericardial Fat Pad Necrosis-A Rare Cause of Chest Pain in an Adolescent

Epipericardial fat necrosis is a rare cause of acute pleuritic chest pain reported in approximately 40 cases. This diagnosis mimics a myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, or pericarditis; however, the cardiac enzymes and electrocardiogram are usually normal. We present the first reported case of epipericardial fat necrosis in an adolescent.

as reported in: Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Dec 21 [Epub ahead of print]