Tension pneumopericardium after removal of pericardiocentesis drainage catheter

Hye Ryun Kim, Donghoon Choi, Joo Won Chung, Young Nam Youn, Chi Young Shim

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This image showed tension pneumopericardium caused by removing the pericardiocentesis catheter, which was inserted to drain malignant pericardial effusion. Tension pneumopericardium is a rare and potentially fatal event. Mortality from tension pneumopericardium can be as high as 50%. Therefore, it is important to suspect and detect early, if the patient complained of dyspnea after removing the pericardiocentesis drainage catheter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-478
Number of pages2
JournalCardiology Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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