Pneumopericardium due to blunt trauma

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Pneumopericardium, Blunt chest trauma, Cardiac tamponade

Abstract

Pneumopericardium is the presence of gas in the pericardial sac. Its etiology includes chest trauma, iatrogenic causes, thoracic surgery, and mechanical ventilation, and it is mostly asymptomatic. However, pneumopericardium can also be fatal because it can cause cardiac tamponade. All surgeons dealing with thoracic trauma should be aware of this pathology. A case of a 30-year-old patient presenting with pneumopericardium due to blunt trauma who was evaluated in the emergency department at our hospital is presented.

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2022-05-01

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Semerkant T, Duran FM, Esme H, Ateş A, Doğan H, Karaduman M. Pneumopericardium due to blunt trauma. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2022 May 1 [cited 2022 Nov. 30];6(5):597-9. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/889718