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Pneumopericardium

Becker RLB - MedPix (2010)

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Affiliation: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pneumopericardium

History: 22 y.o. man with a history of polytrauma, gun shot wound to chest, 2 weeks ago, status post multiple right thoracostomy tube placements.

Findings: Thin rim of lucency surrounding the cardiac shadow. Previous Chest CT showed a small amount of pericardial air at the apex.

Ddx: • Pneumopericardium • Pneumomediastinum • Pneumothorax

Dxhow: Diagnosis confirmed by re-interpretation of prior CT Chest.

Exam: Tracheotomy. Heart sounds slightly diminished.

No MeSH data available.


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Pneumopericardium

Becker RLB - MedPix (2010)

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View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Pneumopericardium

History: 22 y.o. man with a history of polytrauma, gun shot wound to chest, 2 weeks ago, status post multiple right thoracostomy tube placements.

Findings: Thin rim of lucency surrounding the cardiac shadow. Previous Chest CT showed a small amount of pericardial air at the apex.

Ddx: • Pneumopericardium • Pneumomediastinum • Pneumothorax

Dxhow: Diagnosis confirmed by re-interpretation of prior CT Chest.

Exam: Tracheotomy. Heart sounds slightly diminished.

No MeSH data available.