n South African Medical Journal - Cardiac tamponade secondary to tension pneumopericardium from penetrating chest trauma : clinical images : SAMJ forum
|Article Title||Cardiac tamponade secondary to tension pneumopericardium from penetrating chest trauma : clinical images : SAMJ forum|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||Gavin Robert Sun, Jacques Goosen and Mark Florizoone|
|Publication Date||Mar 2010|
Cardiac tamponade secondary to air is rare. Pneumopericardium is most commonly encountered in neonates, often secondary to positive pressure ventilation. In adults blunt trauma is the main cause of pneumopericardium. Cardiac tamponade occurs in roughly one-third of such patients.
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