Lateral
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tag: stub
Modality: X-ray (Lateral)

- “ Nice example of the oreo cookie sign of pericardial effusion on a lateral CXR secondary to hemopericardium from penetrating chest trauma. Case co...”

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  • Hemopericardium - “ Hemopericardium refers to the presence of blood within the pericardial cavity, i.e. a sanguineous pericardial effusion. If enough blood enters the...”
  • Oreo cookie sign (heart) - “ The Oreo cookie sign refers to the appearance of a pericardial effusion on lateral radiographs of the chest. A vertical opaque line (pericardial f...”
  • 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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