|Patient: 55 year old male|
|History: Patient with a past history of tuberculosis, progressive dyspnea, orthopnea and edema in the lower limbs.|
|Findings: The chest X-ray shows cardiomegaly, right sub-pulmonary pleural effusion and bilateral bands of consolidation above the diaphragm. The CT image shows extensive calcification of the visceral and parietal pericardium with a loculated pericardial effusion around the left and right ventricles. A bilateral pleural effusion is also present with an underlying right lower lobe consolidation.|
|Diagnosis: Calcified constrictive pericarditis|
Calcified constrictive pericarditis accounts for approximately 1% of the complications of pulmonary tuberculosis.
|References: Trautner BW, Darouiche RO. Tuberculous pericarditis: optimal diagnosis and management. Clin Infect Dis 2001;33:954-61.|
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