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When inflammation is caused in the pericardium resulting from an injury, disease or inflammatory disease, pericardial effusion takes place. It may also be a result of blocked passage of pericardial fluids.
The following tests and procedure may be used to diagnose pericardial effusion: chest x-ray, echocardiography, EKG or ECG.
Treatment of malignant pericardial effusions include pericardiocentesis, pericardial sclerosis, pericardotomy, pericardiectomy, balloon pericardiostomy, etc.
Symptoms of malignant pericardial effusions include dyspnea, chest pain, and hiccups.
Pericardial effusion is an increased amount of fluid inside the pericardium, the thin layer of tissue that forms a sac surrounding the heart.