Bilateral pericardial fat tag signs

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Presentation

Post cardiac surgery.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Lines and tubes are appropriately positioned. Sternal wires intact.

Bilateral pericardial fat tags and lucency in the lower zones suggest the presence of bilateral pneumothoraces.

Increased density in the left hemithorax without consolidation is in keeping with a supine pleural effusion.

Case Discussion

Bilateral pericardial fat tag signs.

Case courtesy of Dr Nivene Saad.

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