Pericardial drain on CXR
Post drain insertion for pericardial effusion.
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Enlarged heart with a pigtail pericardial drainage catheter on the left side.
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.