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Pericardial Effusion

Fluid accumulation within the PERICARDIUM. Serous effusions are associated with pericardial diseases. Hemopericardium is associated with trauma. Lipid-containing effusion (chylopericardium) results from leakage of THORACIC DUCT. Severe cases can lead to CARDIAC TAMPONADE.

Year introduced: 1966

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Tree Number(s): C14.280.695

MeSH Unique ID: D010490

Entry Terms:

  • Effusion, Pericardial
  • Effusions, Pericardial
  • Pericardial Effusions
  • Hemopericardium
  • Chylopericardium
  • Chylopericardiums

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