Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Case Report

Volume 4, Number 5, May 2013, pages 307-310

A Curious Case of Pericardiohydroptysis


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Bilateral pleural effusion with airspace disease involving the right middle and lower lobes.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Computed tomography of chest showing right middle lobe consolidation, pericardial effusion and breach in pericardium abutting the right middle lobe (arrow). Notice the small pericardial effusion in the CT chest done 1 week ago (panel on left).
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Cardiac MRI showing defect in pericardial continuity and focus of air within the pericardial sac adjacent to the area of lung consolidation (arrow).