Pericardial effusion

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Fever for one month.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Enlargement of the cardiac silhouette. Left hemidiaphragm elevation. 

Modality: Ultrasound

Pericardial effusion is evident. 

Case Discussion

Radiograph - increased cardiothoracic ratio.

US done for abdomen - shows pericardial effusion with thick septa.

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Case Information

rID: 13795
Case created: 17th May 2011
Last edited: 18th Mar 2016
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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