Massive Idiopathic Chronic Pericardial Effusion: A Case Report

Document Type : Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

An idiopathic chronic pericardial effusion which has occurred due to pericardial fluid collection can continue for over a three-month duration without obvious cause. Massive chronic pericardial effusion without cardiac tamponade is quite unusual. We present a male patient with chronic huge pericardial effusion who underwent a pericardial window procedure with 3600 milliliters drainage of pericardial fluid.

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