Pericardial effusion in children: experience from tertiary care center in northern India

Indian Pediatrics
Narendra Kumar BagriVijay Gupta

Abstract

To describe profile and outcome in children with significant pericardial effusion. Hospital records of 25 children admitted with significant pericardial effusion during January 2010 to March 2013 were analyzed. Thirteen (52%) children had tubercular, 6 (24%) had bacterial, 3 viral, 2 recurrent idiopathic and one had malignant pericardial effusion. Only 3 children in our series required surgical drainage. Echocardiography guided percutaneous pericardiocentesis and pigtail catheter placement was found to be safe and effective.

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