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6) As most cases have transudative pericardial effusions, the signal intensity of an effusion is low on T1-weighted sequences and high on T2-weighted sequences.
The pericardial effusion was hyperechoic compared with the original effusion, possibly because of clotted blood or fibrin deposits within the pericardial cavity.
Pericardiocentesis, drainage of a pericardial effusion, is the treatment of choice if it fails to improve within 7 to 14 days with intensified dialysis or if it increases in size.
Although not commonly looked for clinically, cardiac involvement in HIV-positive patients is a reality, with pericardial effusion being the commonest mode of presentation in our environment.
Computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed a large pericardial effusion (Fig.
Mediastinal extension of CCNF is a very serious complication that can lead to mediastinitis, pericarditis, pleural or pericardial effusion, empyema, pneumonitis, cardiac tamponade, and esophageal bleeding.
Imaging revealed cardiomegaly (Figure 2a), a large pericardial effusion and pneumatosis intestinalis of the ascending colon (Figure 2b), and global cardiomyopathy with an ejection fraction of 25% to 30% (Figures 2c, 2d).
A longitudinal view of the cardiac silhouette was easily visualized secondary to a large volume of pericardial effusion present (Fig 3).
Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion (bleeding between the membrane which surrounds the heart and the heart itself)
There was circumferential pericardial effusion with no hemodynamic significance.