Sono Atlas


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A patient after having had heart surgery for pulmonary and tricuspid valve disease; treated with bioprosthesis. After the operation, development of postpericardiotomy syndrome - recurrent fluidothorax on the left.


The ultrasound examination showed hyperechoic fluidothorax on the left with compressive atelectasis in part of the lung. A pleural puncture resulted in straw yellow effusion, biochemical of transudate character, cytology mesothelial effusion.




ChW - Chest Wall
F - Fluidothorax
AC - Compressive Atelectasis of the Lung
Ao - Aorta


  © MUDr. Rastislav Šimek, 2013

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X-ray and CT documentation used - Department of Imaging Methods, Tomas Bata Regional Hospital, JSC, Zlín.
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