Pericardial effusion: large

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Medical records not available.

Patient Data

Age: 71
Gender: Female

Chest X-Ray

Chest x-ray performed in the bed shows significant enlargement of the cardiac silhouette.


Chest CT

Large pericardial effusion is demonstrated on CT.

Case Discussion

pericardial effusion is characterised by build up of fluid in the pericardial space (a normal pericardiac sac contains approximately 30 - 50 mls of fluid). 

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Case information

rID: 17798
Case created: 13th May 2012
Last edited: 15th Sep 2017
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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