Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Pleuritic chest pain and raised D-Dimer

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

There is no pulmonary embolus identified. The pericardium is thickened with subtle stranding of the pericardial fat. Given the clinical setting, the appearance is most in keeping with pericarditis.

Case Discussion

A case of pericarditis diagnosed on CTPA in a patient clinically suspected to have pulmonary embolism. 

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Case information

rID: 35421
Published: 19th Apr 2015
Last edited: 6th Mar 2016
Systems: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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