Pericardiocentesis

Case contributed by Dr Eric F Greif

Presentation

Status post percutaneous coronary intervention, with pericardial effusion.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
CT

Patient had pericardial effusion after recent percutaneous coronary intervention. Pericardiocentesis was attempted under fluoroscopic guidance without success. Therefore a CT guided pericardiocentesis was performed with an 8 French cathater placed within the pericardial space. 

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Case information

rID: 25746
Case created: 6th Nov 2013
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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