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Acute Pericardial Fat Necrosis 

Acute Pericardial Fat Necrosis
Acute Pericardial Fat Necrosis

Edward C. Rosenow

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date: 18 April 2021

Mostly left-sided

Affects females more than males

Acute severe pleuritic chest pain

Differential diagnosis

Myocardial infarction


Pulmonary embolism

Obesity may or may not be present

On CT, necrosis produces irregularity mimicking neoplasm but also fat density...

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