University of Calgary researchers are the first to discover a previously unidentified cell population in the pericardial fluid
found inside the sac around the heart.
A new pericardial effusion in a patient after penetrating trauma involving disruption of the hepatic parenchyma and diaphragm should raise concern for the possible presence of a pericardiobiliary fistula.Pleural fluid as well as pericardial fluid
analysis should be performed and nuclear medicine cholescintigraphy can be utilized as adjunct test to diagnose the presence of a pericardiobiliary fistula.
The concordance based on fluid type ranged from 65.5% for pericardial fluid
to 73.8% for peritoneal fluid.
Confirmation of the diagnosis is through cytology of biopsy or pericardial fluid
. The combination of chemotherapy and radiation is the treatment of choice.
Infectious workup including VDRL, HIV, pericardial fluid
Gram-stain, culture, AFB stain and culture, and virus culture was negative.
The clinical features and pericardial fluid
findings of patients who had pericarditis due to infectious causes are summarized in Tables 2 and 3.
analysis was negative for organisms or malignancy.
If meningococcemia is suspected, a sample should be obtained immediately, either from a blood inoculate, cerebral spinal fluid, synovial fluid, pericardial fluid
, or via skin biopsy .
The analysis of pericardial fluid
was unremarkable (e.g., serology negative for Mycobacterium tuberculosis).
We defined an extrapulmonary NTM infection case as having [greater than or equal to] 1 isolates from skin/soft tissue (wound, abscess, tissue, or exit catheter); disseminated sites (blood, bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid, pericardial fluid
, or peritoneal fluid); lymph node (lymph node or neck abscess); joint (synovial or joint fluid); or other (urine, eye, sinus, or nasopharyngeal).
2) with increased quantity of pericardial fluid
with foetid odour and severe reticulophrenic adhesions were observed in one animal.
However, pericarditis can occur even in the absence of pericardial fluid