Case contributed by Andrew Dixon
Diagnosis almost certain


Pleuritic chest pain and raised D-Dimer

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
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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