Pericardial Effusion Secondary to Severe Hypothyroidism Demonstrated by TI-201 Myocardial Scintigraphy

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Pericardial effusion is an uncommon finding in hypothyroidism. A 36-year-old man was noted to have a large pericardial effusion secondary to severe hypothyroidism. He was successfully treated synthroid and gradual disappearance of the pericardial effusion was noted on follow-up examinations.

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