False-negative findings in pericardial effusion using M-mode echocardiography

John R. Windle, Gary Felix, William W. Pinsky, John D. Kugler

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M-mode echocardiography in a 3-year-old patient with suspected pericardial effusion was negative for the presence of an effusion. A subsequent 2-dimensional echocardiogram demonstrated a large effusion lateral to the right atrium and right ventricle. The reasons for the false-negative M-mode echocardiogram and a discussion of the literature are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-228
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1983


  • Echocardiography
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Postpericardiotomy syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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