Pericardial effusion

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


h/o dyspnoea since 3 days. Gradual onset. Admitted to ICU

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Enlarged cardiac silhouette.

Globular water bottle configuration of the cardiac shadow. 

Visualised lung fields 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
Case created: 11th Jan 2014
Last edited: 24th Sep 2015
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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