Constrictive pericarditis

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


Atypical chest pain, with signs of cardiac failure.

Patient Data

Age: 43 years old
Gender: Male
  • Smooth diffuse thickening of the pericardium to about 1.1 cm, with associated left-sided pleural effusion. No calcification of the pericardium.
  • Smooth interlobular septal thickening and smooth fissural thickening, suggesting interstitial edema.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the CT changes of constrictive pericarditis, and in this patient, no etiology was elucidated. 

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Case information

rID: 50615
Published: 18th Jan 2017
Last edited: 16th Jan 2020
System: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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