Pericardial effusion

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


History of dyspnoea for 3 days. Gradual onset. Admitted to ICU

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Enlarged cardiac silhouette. Globular water bottle configuration of the cardiac shadow. 

Visualised lungs appear clear.

Case Discussion

Patient was diagnosed with pericardial effusion due to the globular configuration of the heart shadow.

This diagnosis was confirmed on echocardiography.

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Case information

rID: 26875
Published: 11th Jan 2014
Last edited: 8th Jul 2018
System: Cardiac, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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