: Calcific constrictive pericarditis is a very rare complication of systemic sclerosis. This is the first report of surgically treated calcific constrictive pericarditis in systemic sclerosis. A 53 years-old woman, affected by limited systemic sclerosis, had a diagnosis of calcific constrictive pericarditis. She had a medical history of congestive heart failure since 2022. The patient was treated with pericardiectomy. Via a median sternotomy, the pericardium was dissected and removed from the midline to the left phrenic nerve, thus freeing the heart. Three months after the pericardiectomy, there was a significant clinical improvement. The calcific evolution of chronic pericarditis is a rare complication of systemic sclerosis. This case represents, at best of our knowledge, the first report of calcific constrictive pericarditis, in systemic sclerosis, treated with pericardiectomy.
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