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Massive pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade secundary to cholesterol pericarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22997984     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of cholesterol crystals in the pericardial fluid is a very rare finding of unknown pathogenesis with no more than 100 reported cases in literature. Patients with cholesterol pericarditis usually have large volume spills of slow development that are well tolerated, rarely causing cardiac tamponade or constrictive pericarditis. We report a case of cholesterol pericarditis with a severe pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade in a patient with an uncertain diagnosis of tuberculosis.
Arturo González Raya; Cristóbal Avivar Oyonarte; Pilar Benayas Bellido
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical laboratory     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1433-6510     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Lab.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-24     Completed Date:  2012-10-15     Revised Date:  2012-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705611     Medline TA:  Clin Lab     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  817-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Integrated Biotechnology Area, Poniente Hospital, El Ejido (Almería), Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
Cholesterol / metabolism*
Middle Aged
Pericardial Effusion / etiology*
Pericarditis / complications*,  metabolism
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Clin Lab. 2012;58(9-10):1109

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