Computed Tomography of Pericarditis

Wing P. Chan, CY Hsu, Cheng-Tau Su, Kou-Mou Huang

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Computed tomographic (CT) findings of 5 patients with pathologically proven pericarditis are presented. Initial investigation by conventional chest radiograph gives inconclusive information regarding the disease. But it is difficult in prediction the thickeness of pericardium. Our results suggest that an enhanced, thickened pericardium as well as pleural effusion presenting chiefly on the right side may establish the diagnosis of pericarditis. Moreover, dilated azygous vein and superior vena cava (SVC) were clearly demnstrated by CT in our case of constrictive pericarditis.
Translated title of the contribution心包炎之電腦斷層掃描
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-401
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • pericarditis
  • pericardium
  • computed tomography


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