Case Report

Case of tuberculous pericarditis presenting as a giant pericardial adhesion and masquerading as a pericardial tumour

Margaret E. Kisansa, Nndweleni M. Bida, Pule Mutati, Peter S. Ramoroko
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 22, No 1 | a1359 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v22i1.1359 | © 2018 Margaret E. Kisansa, Nndweleni M. Bida, Pule Mutati, Peter S. Ramoroko | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 03 May 2018 | Published: 27 September 2018

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Margaret E. Kisansa, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Dr George Mukhari Hospital, South Africa
Nndweleni M. Bida, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Dr George Mukhari Hospital, South Africa
Pule Mutati, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Dr George Mukhari Hospital, South Africa
Peter S. Ramoroko, Department of Cardiothoracics, School of Medicine, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Dr George Mukhari Hospital, South Africa


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Abstract

Chronic pericarditis characterised by adhesions between the parietal and visceral pericardium is called adhesive pericarditis. In South Africa, tuberculosis is the most common cause of chronic pericarditis. We report a case of adhesive pericarditis that mimicked a tumour.


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Magnetic Resonance Imaging; TB pericarditis

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