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Vol 16, No 5 (2009)
Images in Cardiology
Published online: 2009-07-31
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Tension pneumopericardium after removal of pericardiocentesis drainage catheter

Hye Ryun Kim, Donghoon Choi, Joo Won Chung, Young Nam Youn, Chi Young Shim
Cardiol J 2009;16(5):477-478.

open access

Vol 16, No 5 (2009)
Images in Cardiology
Published online: 2009-07-31

Abstract

This image showed tension pneumopericardium caused by removing the pericardiocentesis catheter, which was inserted to drain malignant pericardial effusion. Tension pneumopericardium is a rare and potentially fatal event. Mortality from tension pneumopericardium can be as high as 50%. Therefore, it is important to suspect and detect early, if the patient complained of dyspnea after removing the pericardiocentesis drainage catheter

Abstract

This image showed tension pneumopericardium caused by removing the pericardiocentesis catheter, which was inserted to drain malignant pericardial effusion. Tension pneumopericardium is a rare and potentially fatal event. Mortality from tension pneumopericardium can be as high as 50%. Therefore, it is important to suspect and detect early, if the patient complained of dyspnea after removing the pericardiocentesis drainage catheter
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Keywords

tension pneumopericardium pericardiocentesis

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Title

Tension pneumopericardium after removal of pericardiocentesis drainage catheter

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 16, No 5 (2009)

Pages

477-478

Published online

2009-07-31

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2009;16(5):477-478.

Keywords

tension pneumopericardium pericardiocentesis

Authors

Hye Ryun Kim
Donghoon Choi
Joo Won Chung
Young Nam Youn
Chi Young Shim

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