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Lung Collapse Secondary to Massive Pericardial Effusion in Adults: Two Case Reports

Yogesh Manhas

Keywords : Lung collapse, pericardial effusion, pericardiocentesis

Citation Information : Manhas Y. Lung Collapse Secondary to Massive Pericardial Effusion in Adults: Two Case Reports. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (3):191-194.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_391_17

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


We present two cases of respiratory insufficiency due to left lung collapse secondary to massive pericardial effusion. Both patients had pericardial effusion due to their underlying disease. Radioimaging showed compression of the left bronchus. Patients got symptomatic relief after pericardiocentesis. Follow-up imaging showed expansion of the lung.

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