From the case: Pericardial effusion

Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ Radiograph - increased cardiothoracic ratio. US done for abdomen - shows pericardial effusion with thick septa. ”

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  • Pericardial effusion - “ Pericardial effusions occur when excess fluid collects in the pericardial space (a normal pericardial sac contains approximately 30-50 mL of fluid...”
  • Cardiothoracic ratio - “ The cardiothoracic ratio (CTR) aids in the detection of enlargement of the cardiac silhouette, which is most commonly from cardiomegaly but can be...”

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