Delayed cardiac tamponade in a patient with previous minor blunt chest trauma

Jeannine A.J.M. Hermens, Elly M.C.J. Wajon, Jan G. Grandjean, Max M.P. Haalebos, Clemens von Birgelen

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e124-e126
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of cardiology
Volume131
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Blunt
  • IR-79843
  • Glue
  • Imaging
  • Emergency
  • METIS-259917
  • Trauma
  • Surgery
  • Pericardium
  • Tissue

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