Hemopericardium with cardiac tamponade after non-penetrating chest trauma is a very rare but life-threatening condition. If this complication develops after an interval of several weeks following the non-penetrating chest trauma, the causal relation with the traumatic event is less evident, which may delay proper diagnosis and adequate treatment. We describe diagnosing and therapeutic management of a patient in shock who suffered from cardiac tamponade four weeks after a minor blunt chest trauma.
Hermens, J. A. J. M., Wajon, E. M. C. J., Grandjean, J. G., Haalebos, M. M. P., & von Birgelen, C. (2009). Delayed cardiac tamponade in a patient with previous minor blunt chest trauma. International journal of cardiology, 131(3), e124-e126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2007.07.080