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Chapter-24 Pericardial Effusion

BOOK TITLE: Manual of Chest Radiology

Author
1. Singh Hariqbal
2. Kachewar Sushil
ISBN
9788184489064
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11122_24
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. Shrimati Kashibai Navale Medical College and General Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India, Prakash Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Urun Islampur, Sangli, Maharashtra, India
2. Shrimati Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra (India), Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India, Rural Medical College, Loni, Maharashtra, India, Rural Medical College, Loni, Tal: Rahata Dist: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
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Abstract

Cardiomegaly with no particular chamber enlargement is hallmark of pericardial effusion. It is seen as generalized and globular enlargement of cardiac silhouette with distinct heart borders which might also cover both hila. Vascular lung markings are also normal. High quality chest x-ray images of pericardial effusion are shown and well depicted, the heart appears like flask shaped on chest x-rays.

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