The case of a 59 year male with acute tuberculous pericardial abscess who presented with cough, dyspnoea, haemoptysis, signs of Tamponade and a large Pleural Effusion is reported. Performing Pericardiocentesis did not improve his symptoms hence he was subjected to surgery. Acute tuberculous pericardial abscess was the diagnosis made after histopathology which was successfully managed with sternotomy along with drainage of pus.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2011). Tuberculous pericardial abscess with impending pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 61(3), 286-7.
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