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Isolated pneumopericardium after penetrating chest injury [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2019; 24(4): 558-559 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2019.25582  

Isolated pneumopericardium after penetrating chest injury

Hasan Ekim1, Meral Ekim2
1Bozok University Faculty of Medicine Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yozgat
2Bozok University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Emergency Aid and Disaster Management, Yozgat

Pneumopericardium is defined as the presence of air or gas in the pericardial sac. Its course is stable unless tension pneumopericardium develops. However, even patients with asymptomatic pneumopericardium should be carefully monitored due to risk of tension pneumopericardium. We presented a 24-year-old male victim with stab wound complicated with isolated pneumopericardium. Pneumopericardium was accidentally encountered by plain chest radiograph. It was spontaneously resolved without pericardiocentesis or pericardial window.

Keywords: Pneumopericardium, Stab Wound, Isolated


Hasan Ekim, Meral Ekim. Isolated pneumopericardium after penetrating chest injury. Eastern J Med. 2019; 24(4): 558-559

Corresponding Author: Hasan Ekim, Türkiye


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