Pericardial calcification

Pericardial calcification usually occurs in patients with a history of pericarditis

On chest radiography, the location of the calcifications can help differentiate pericardial calcifications from myocardial calcifications caused by ventricular aneurysms. While pericardial calcification is seen more commonly over the right ventricle, myocardial calcifications are seen more commonly over the left ventricle 3.

The differential diagnosis for pericardial calcifications include:

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rID: 1858
System: Vascular, Chest
Section: Signs, Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pericardial calcifications
  • Calcification of the pericardium
  • Calcification of pericardium

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