From the case: Pericardial effusion

X-ray
Frontal
Systems: Chest
Sections: Signs
Tags: cardiology
Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ This patient was profoundly shocked and underwent urgent pericardiocentesis with over 2L of transudative fluid drained with resultant improvement...”

Used in the following articles:

  • Water bottle sign (heart) - “ The water bottle sign or configuration refers to the shape of the cardiac silhouette on erect frontal chest x-rays in patients who have a very lar...”
  • Pericardial effusion - “ Pericardial effusions occur when excess fluid collects in the pericardial space (a normal pericardial sac contains approximately 30-50 mL of fluid...”

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