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19 Possible Causes for Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness, 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

    RATIONALE: Left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) is a rare heart disorder related to thrombosis. Anticoagulant therapy is suggested for the treatment of this disease. The success of the novel oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban as a treatment option for this disorder is unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: A[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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] 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] Figure 1 The patient's admission chest x-ray demonstrating an enlarged cardiac silhouette, evidence of bilateral pleural effusions, more prominent on the left hemithorax,[wjso.biomedcentral.com]

  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

    BACKGROUND: Mallory-Weiss syndrome (MWS) with active bleeding at endoscopy may require endoscopic haemostasis the modalities of which are not well-defined. AIM: To compare the efficacy of endoscopic band ligation vs. hemoclip plus epinephrine (adrenaline) in bleeding MWS. METHODS: From 2001 to 2008, 218 consecutive[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Generalized enlargement of the heart is seen upon normal chest X-ray. Pleural effusion may also be noticed, which is due to pulmonary venous hypertension.[en.wikipedia.org] Chest x-ray shows cardiomegaly, usually of all chambers.[merckmanuals.com] Pleural effusion, particularly on the right, often accompanies increased pulmonary venous pressure and interstitial edema.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Suppurative Pericarditis

    Initial chest X-ray showed cardiomegaly, bibasilar and retrocardiac parenchymal opacities, without signs of pulmonary congestion or pleural effusion (Figure 1).[revistas.unal.edu.co] Patients with large pericardial effusions have an area of increased dullness at the base of the heart in addition to generalized enlargement of the area of cardiac dullness[tele.med.ru] In A, chest X-ray showing enlarged cardiac silhouette and bilateral pulmonary opacities; in B, chest CT scan showing bilateral pleural effusion, abundant pericardial effusion[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • 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]

  • Cardiomegaly

    Chest X - ray showed cardiomegaly and bilateral pleural effusion. 3.[sentencedict.com]

  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

    Blood tests will show signs of liver injury and confirm alcohol abuse, while chest X-ray shows pulmonary congestion, cardiomegaly and pleural effusions.[radcliffecardiology.com]

  • Acute Mediastinitis

    By plain chest X-ray films, mediastinal emphysema and pleural effusion were detected in 62.5% and 75%, respectively.[jstage.jst.go.jp]

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