Pericarditis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Severe retrosternal chest pain with marked fever

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Considerable fluid in the pericardial sac with marked smooth thickening/enhancement of both surfaces of the pericardium consistent with an infective/inflammatory pericarditis. Note also infective changes at both lung bases.

Case Discussion

Pericarditis is defined as inflammation of the pericardium. It is normally found in association with cardiac, thoracic or wider systemic pathology and it is unusual to manifest on its own.

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Case Information

rID: 18821
Case created: 23rd Jul 2012
Last edited: 17th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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