Pericardial Effusion

 

Pericardial Effusion

4 year old, U.A.E national male child, who has developed an upper respiratory infection. He has developed then left sided pneumonia.

CXR: Flask shaped cardiac shadow.

Echocardiogram revealed pericardial effusion

On 22/7/87 :

         Partial percardiactomy.

         Left parietal pleurectomy.

 

Diagnosis

         Staphylococcal pneumonia.

         Suppurative pericarditis.

 

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