Pericardial effusion - large
Cardiology patient with breathlessness.
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Large pericardial effusion measuring 4cm in depth.
3.3cm aneurysm of the aortic arch. Two smaller aortic diverticulae of the descending colon.
No dissection. No intramural haematoma.
Small bilateral pleural effusions.
A decent example of a large pericardial effusion. The appearance is sometimes described as being like the tasty biscuit called 'oreo'.
There are many causes for a pericardial effusion.