Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2003 Aug;36(8):627-629.

A Case of the Pneumopericardium Following Blunt Chest Trauma

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Cheongju Hankook Hospital, Korea. kimohgon@daum.net

Abstract

The pneumopericardium following blunt chest trauma is exceedingly unusual. A patient was admitted to the emergency room after a motorcycle accident. Pneumopericardium and left pneumothorax were not detected on initial chest AP, but they were detected on chest computed tomograpy and resolved completely after chest tube insertion into the left pleural space.

Keyword

Blunt trauma; Chest trauma; Pneumomediastinum

MeSH Terms

Chest Tubes
Emergency Service, Hospital
Humans
Mediastinal Emphysema
Motorcycles
Pneumopericardium*
Pneumothorax
Thorax*
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