Pericardial drain on CXR

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Post drain insertion for pericardial effusion.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Enlarged heart with a pigtail pericardial drainage catheter on the left side.

Case Discussion

Nice example of the position of a pigtail pericardial drainage catheter following percutaneous insertion.

Surgically placed drains (e.g. post CABG or valve replacement) tend to be larger bore straight catheters.

Case courtesy of Dr Nivene Saad.

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Case information

rID: 66475
Published: 21st Feb 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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