Constrictive pericarditis from an embolized hypodermic needle: Radiographic, CT and MR imaging findings

Jonathan Trent, Theodore K. Lau, Akira Kawashima

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Abstract

We present the radiographic, computed tomographic (CT), and magnetic resonance (MR) findings in a woman with constrictive pericarditis due to an embolized hypodermic needle. The chest films revealed pleural effusions but no foreign body. The CT showed pericardial thickening and a linear foreign body of metallic attenuation in the right ventricular apex, and MR imaging revealed a signal void with magnetic susceptibility artifact. This case illustrates the capabilities and limitations of CT and MR imaging in hypodermic needle-induced constrictive pericarditis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiac Imaging
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 24 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • CT
  • Hypodermic needle
  • Intravenous drug abuse
  • MR imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Constrictive pericarditis from an embolized hypodermic needle : Radiographic, CT and MR imaging findings. / Trent, Jonathan; Lau, Theodore K.; Kawashima, Akira.

In: International Journal of Cardiac Imaging, Vol. 16, No. 2, 24.07.2000, p. 117-123.

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Trent, Jonathan ; Lau, Theodore K. ; Kawashima, Akira. / Constrictive pericarditis from an embolized hypodermic needle : Radiographic, CT and MR imaging findings. In: International Journal of Cardiac Imaging. 2000 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 117-123.
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