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Title: Massive pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade secundary to cholesterol pericarditis.
Authors: González Raya, Arturo
Avivar Oyonarte, Cristóbal
Benayas Bellido, Pilar
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: Integrated Biotechnology Area. Poniente Hospital. El Ejido, Almeria, Spain.
Keywords: Cholesterol pericarditis;Cholesterol crystals;Pericardial effusion;Colesterol;Pericarditis;Derrame pericárdico;Taponamiento cardíaco
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Chemicals and Drugs::Polycyclic Compounds::Steroids::Cholestanes::Cholestenes::Cholesterol
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult::Middle Aged
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Cardiovascular Diseases::Heart Diseases::Pericardial Effusion
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Cardiovascular Diseases::Heart Diseases::Pericarditis
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Cardiovascular Diseases::Heart Diseases::Cardiac Tamponade
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Male
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Clinical Laboratory Publications
Citation: González Raya A, Avivar Oyonarte C, Benayas Bellido P. Massive pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade secundary to cholesterol pericarditis. Clin Lab. 2012; 58(7-8):817-20
Abstract: 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.
Description: Case Reports; Journal Article;
ISSN: 1433-6510 (Print)
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