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Effusion: Increased joint fluid or blood in a joint. ...Read more
Ankle joint fluid: Effusion means fluid buildup. Tibiotalar refers to the main ankle joint. Such fluid can occur due to arthritis, infection, or trauma usually. There normally is a tiny amount of such fluid to lubricate joints in the body. Greater amounts would warrant evaluation for disease states. Fluid in this joint can be seen on xrays, ct, and MRI exams. ...Read more
Informed 22 yrs ago I have mild pericardial effusion. Hasn't changed since but no one seems concerned why I have it. So what could the reasons be?
I have just been told at my 20 week anomaly scan that there is a pericardial effusion measuring max 2.4mm. Is 2.4mm high?
Yes: Any pericardial effusion greater than 2 mm is considered abnormal. The fetus should have a high level evaluation of the heart to check for any evidence of a congenital abnormality of the heart. A pericardial effusion is usually a reflection of heart failure and requires further evaluation to attempt to identify a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid around heart: Heart muscle is covered by very thin layer of tissue called epicardium. Further surrounded by very thin partially distensible sac called pericardium. Space between epi- and peri- cardium always contains small amount of lubricating fluid. Epi or pericardium can become inflammed or fluid can leak into this space. When fluid accumulates and becomes detectable it is an "effusion.". ...Read more
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