Pericardial metastasis

Case contributed by Dr Erik Ranschaert

Presentation

History of breast carcinoma and diffusely metastasized ovarian carcinoma, right-sided carcinomatous pleuritis.

Patient Data

Age: 49 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Thickened pericardium with contrast enhancement, carcinomatous pleuritis on the right side, iiver metastases.

Case Discussion

Pericardial metastases or carcinomatous pericarditis. Most frequent CT features of pericardial metastases include, in order of decreasing frequency:

  • pericardial effusion
  • prepericardial lymph nodes
  • pericardial thickening and enhancement
  • nodules
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Case Information

rID: 12562
Case created: 16th Dec 2010
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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