Rosai-Dorfman disease

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Enlarged cardiac silhouette and bilateral pleural effusions. 


A very large pericardial effusion is present. The inner and outer layers of the pericardium are thickened and slightly nodular. This raises concern regarding either tumor or infection.

In addition, a large right pleural effusion is present. Even without contrast, there is mild pleural thickening on the right and a small amount of right mediastinal pleural thickening.

Case Discussion

Rosai-Dorfman disease: recurrent pericardial effusions, previous ureteral obstruction and ureteropexy.

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Case information

rID: 8704
Published: 23rd Feb 2010
Last edited: 24th Nov 2015
System: Chest, Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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