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Pneumopericardium after Pericardiocentesis: An Underlying Tracheopericardial Fistula
  • Mohammed Elzeneini,
  • Jared Freitas,
  • Seyed Aalaei-Andabili
Mohammed Elzeneini
University of Florida
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Jared Freitas
Vanderbilt University
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Seyed Aalaei-Andabili
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Abstract

Pneumopericardium is a rare entity in adults. We present a case of non-iatrogenic pneumopericardium that manifested after a pericardiocentesis procedure for pericardial effusion, resulting from an underlying tracheopericardial fistula. We discuss our patient's presentation and management of this unique entity.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

21 Jul 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
25 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
25 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
27 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
12 Oct 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor