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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:POSTED

21 Jul 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
25 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
25 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed