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1,063 Possible Causes for Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness, Lip Cyanosis, Pleural Effusion on Chest X-Ray

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    The daily dosage was adjusted on the basis of the patient's clinical response and her follow-up chest x-ray studies.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Testing may include a chest x-ray to look for cardiomegaly (an enlarged heart), pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), or pleural effusion (collection of fluid around the lungs[dx.doi.org] After 8 months of treatment, her symptoms improved and the pleural effusion showed significant regression.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    In patients with congestive heart failure, chest x-ray will show signs of congestion, an enlarged cardiac silhouette and possibly pleural effusions ( Figure 3 ).[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Cardiac Tamponade

    […] her chest X-ray.[dear-medic.jp] 内容紹介 Summary Here we report the case of an 88-year-old female with serious respiratory discomfort who exhibited significant heart enlargement and left pleural effusion in[dear-medic.jp]

  • Pericardial Effusion

    Radiologic examinations were carried out, and the computed tomography scan revealed a hepatomegaly and a chest X-ray showed evidence of a unilateral pleural effusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Tamponade is a medical emergency and symptoms such as cyanosis, a blue tinge to the lips and skin, shock, or a change in mental status require urgent drainage of the fluid[encyclopedia.com] Considerable amounts of pericardial fluid may muffle heart sounds, increase the area of cardiac dullness, and change the size and shape of the cardiac silhouette.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    On the left another patient with a large cardiac silhouette on the chest x-ray due to pericardial effusion.[radiologyassistant.nl] Physical examination The patient appeared chronically ill, with facial swelling, mild scleral jaundice, lip cyanosis, engorgement of the jugular vein, and a reflux-positive[omicsonline.org] Peripheral cyanosis of the lips, fingers, and toes reflects low blood flow with increased oxygen extraction.[merckmanuals.com]

    Missing: Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness
  • Pneumococcal Pneumonia

    According to the World Health Organization, pneumonia should be diagnosed by the identification of alveolar consolidation or pleural effusion on the chest X-ray. 2 Symptoms[gskpro.com] Pleural effusion may contribute to chest pain and make breathing difficult. Chest x-rays are taken to look for signs of pneumonia.[msdmanuals.com] The chest X-ray showed a white lung on the left and the transthoracic ultrasound revealed a pericardial effusion, resulting in pericardial drainage and pleural puncture that[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness
  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Some of the common conditions that can be evaluated by a chest X-ray tests are: pneumonia, congestive heart failure, emphysema, lung mass or lung nodule, tuberculosis, fluid[emedicinehealth.com] (e.g., pleural effusion).[clinicaladvisor.com] […] around the lung (pleural effusion), fracture of the vertebrae (bones of the back), rib fractures, or cardiomegaly, or enlarged heart.[emedicinehealth.com]

    Missing: Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness
  • Cor Triloculare Biventriculare

    Signs and symptoms of severe defects in newborns include Rapid breathing Cyanosis - a bluish tint to the skin, lips, and fingernails Fatigue Poor blood circulation Many congenital[icdlist.com]

    Missing: Pleural Effusion on Chest X-Ray
  • Pericarditis

    The chest X-ray showed a white lung on the left and the transthoracic ultrasound revealed a pericardial effusion, resulting in pericardial drainage and pleural puncture that[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Considerable amounts of pericardial fluid may muffle heart sounds, increase the area of cardiac dullness, and change the size and shape of the cardiac silhouette.[merckmanuals.com] Bilateral pleural effusion, patchy infiltration at right middle lung field, and cardiomegaly were noted on chest X-ray (Figure 1A ).[casesjournal.biomedcentral.com]

  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

    Typical physical findings: Facial edema, arm swelling, venous distention in neck and chest wall, and cyanosis Imaging studies Chest X-ray is abnormal in 75% of patients.[clinicaladvisor.com] […] fullness in the head or ears swelling of the face, neck, upper body and arms coughing hoarseness chest pain difficulty swallowing coughing up blood bluish colour of the lips[cancer.ca] Diagnostic tests include the following: Chest x-ray : An x-ray of the organs and bones inside the chest.[cancer.gov]

    Missing: Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness