Dilated cardiomyopathy with pulmonary oedema

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

10 year old female presenting with fatigue and acute shortness of breath.

Modality: X-ray

enlarged cardiac silhouette, thickened horizontal fissure (fluid within) and bilateral symmetrical and mainly central air space opacity. Features of cardiac pulmonary edema. 

Case Discussion

Dilated cardiomyopathy with pulmonary oedema. There is pleural fluid within the horizontal fissure. Note the markedly distended azygous vein due to raised central venous pressure.
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Case Information

rID: 10666
Case created: 3rd Sep 2010
Last edited: 26th Sep 2015
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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