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Afebrile spontaneous pneumopyopericardium.

Authors
  • Tsai, W C
  • Lin, L J
  • Chen, J H
  • Wu, M H
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 19, 1996
Volume
54
Issue
1
Pages
69–72
Identifiers
PMID: 8792187
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 77-year-old woman had spontaneous pneumopyopericardium caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. Chest X-ray revealed a horizontal air-fluid level in the cardiac shadow. Echocardiogram showed characteristic spontaneous contrast echoes in the pericardial effusion. She received pericardiectomy and remained in good condition postoperatively.

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