From the case: Pericardial effusion

CT
Axial C+ arterial phase
Modality: CT (C+ arterial phase)

- “ A pericardial biopsy was performed which showed nonspecific fibrinopurulent pericarditis, with no evidence of malignancy. Cytology on the pericard...”

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  • Cardiac tamponade - “ Cardiac tamponade is the result of an accumulation of fluid, pus, blood, gas, or benign or malignant neoplastic tissue within the pericardial cavi...”
  • Fibrinous pericarditis - “ Fibrinous pericarditis results from fine granular roughening of the pericardium. Clinical presentation Pericardial friction rub may be heard. P...”
  • 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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