Pleuropericardial


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Related to Pleuropericardial: pleuropericardial fold

Pleu`ro`per`i`car´di`al


a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pleura and pericardium.
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Pleuropericardial window and pleural drainage were performed by video-assisted mini thoracotomy.
Pathologic assessment of heart failure included pleuropericardial effusion, left atrial thrombi, ascites, hepatic congestion, pulmonary congestion (lung weight/body weight ratio higher than 2 standard deviations above the C-Sed group mean), and right ventricular hypertrophy (right ventricle weight/body weight ratio higher than 0.8 mg/g) [22, 23].
Esophageal ruptures or pleuropericardial fistulas may initiate air into the pericardial cavity [25].
Also, one patient had undergone right thoracotomy, pleural decortication and pleuropericardial window 15 days before the pericardiectomy via median sternotomy.
Her medical history included pleuropericardial Nocardia spp.
Once the antibiotics and amiodarone were stopped, the pleuropericardial effusions improved.
The characteristics of this syndrome are pleuropericardial inflammation, fever, rash, and arthritis.
However, a differential diagnosis to consider would include pneumonia, atelectasis, diaphragmatic eventration, mediastinal lipoma, liposarcoma, abscess, and pleuropericardial cyst [12].