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Décollement péricardique millimétrique

English translation: a few millimetres of pericardial separation

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French term or phrase:Décollement péricardique millimétrique
English translation:a few millimetres of pericardial separation
Entered by: Claudia Vale
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10:34 Feb 23, 2012
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Medical - Medical: Cardiology / transthoracic echocardiogram
French term or phrase: Décollement péricardique millimétrique
Hi. This is the medical history of a patient admitted to Cardiology for acute coronary syndrome and an angioplasty. In the transthoracic echocardiogram the notes say:

“L'echographie cardiaque trans-thoracique met en évidence une séquelle akinétique latéro-basale. Cinétique normale des autres segments. VG non dilaté, HVG modérée, FEVG à 47%. OG non dilaté, cavités droites non dilatées. Décollement péricardique millimétrique."

I know this is pericardial effusion but what do they mean by "millimétrique"? It's just a few millimetres?

Thanks.
Claudia Vale
United Kingdom
a few millimetres of pericardial separation
Explanation:
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Note added at 6 mins (2012-02-23 10:41:30 GMT)
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Handbook of echo-doppler interpretation - Résultats Google Recherche de Livres
books.google.lu/books?isbn=1405119039...Edmund Kenneth Kerut, Elizabeth F. McIlwain, Gary D. Plotnick - 2004 - Medical - 400 pages
One may characterize a pericardial effusion as minimal, small, moderate, or large. A minimal effusion has less than 5mm pericardial separation (50-100 ml1,

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Note added at 8 mins (2012-02-23 10:43:38 GMT)
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NB: The operator reports what is seen = pericardial separation. The diagnosis may well be pericardial effusion, but this is not what is being reported here.

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Note added at 24 mins (2012-02-23 10:59:41 GMT)
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Alternatively, since it's pretty vague, you could say "minimal".

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Note added at 37 mins (2012-02-23 11:12:09 GMT)
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It could also mean "of the order of one millimetre" (cf previous Kudoz questions with "centimétrique")
So other possibilities: a millimetre or so of pericardial separation, pericardial separation of around/approx one millimeter.

Is there actually a diagnosis of pericardial effusion at the end of the report?

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/349447-overview

In imaging for pericardial effusion (see the images below), echocardiography and tomographic modalities (MRI, CT, EBT) are quite sensitive and can identify the presence of pericardial fluid even at the normal amount of 15-35 mL. Pericardial fluid is considered normal in the absence of pericardial disease if it appears as a homogeneous or echo-free space between visceral pericardium and parietal pericardium seen only during systole when the heart contracts inward, with less that 1 mm separation of the pericardial layers during diastole. Fat between the visceral and parietal layers may produce a false positive echo but is distinctive by MRI and CT
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Thanks very much :o)
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a few millimetres of pericardial separation


Explanation:
---

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Note added at 6 mins (2012-02-23 10:41:30 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Handbook of echo-doppler interpretation - Résultats Google Recherche de Livres
books.google.lu/books?isbn=1405119039...Edmund Kenneth Kerut, Elizabeth F. McIlwain, Gary D. Plotnick - 2004 - Medical - 400 pages
One may characterize a pericardial effusion as minimal, small, moderate, or large. A minimal effusion has less than 5mm pericardial separation (50-100 ml1,

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 8 mins (2012-02-23 10:43:38 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

NB: The operator reports what is seen = pericardial separation. The diagnosis may well be pericardial effusion, but this is not what is being reported here.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 24 mins (2012-02-23 10:59:41 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Alternatively, since it's pretty vague, you could say "minimal".

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 37 mins (2012-02-23 11:12:09 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

It could also mean "of the order of one millimetre" (cf previous Kudoz questions with "centimétrique")
So other possibilities: a millimetre or so of pericardial separation, pericardial separation of around/approx one millimeter.

Is there actually a diagnosis of pericardial effusion at the end of the report?

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/349447-overview

In imaging for pericardial effusion (see the images below), echocardiography and tomographic modalities (MRI, CT, EBT) are quite sensitive and can identify the presence of pericardial fluid even at the normal amount of 15-35 mL. Pericardial fluid is considered normal in the absence of pericardial disease if it appears as a homogeneous or echo-free space between visceral pericardium and parietal pericardium seen only during systole when the heart contracts inward, with less that 1 mm separation of the pericardial layers during diastole. Fat between the visceral and parietal layers may produce a false positive echo but is distinctive by MRI and CT

SJLD
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Thanks very much :o)
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agree  liz askew
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  -> thanks Liz :-)

agree  Michael Barnett
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