Revista argentina de cardiología
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MORENO AMBROJ, Cristina et al. Iatrogenic Hidropneumopericardium after Pericardiocentesis. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2011, vol.79, n.3, pp. 278-280. ISSN 1850-3748.
Hydropneumopericardium is defined by the accumulation of serous fluid and gas in the pericardial sac. It is uncommon in adults, usually associated with favorable outcomes; yet, it may be severe occasionally. We present the case of a kidney transplant patient who developed cardiac tamponade requiring pericardiocentesis. Several days after the procedure, the patient presented chest pain due to iatrogenic hydropneumopericardium. Image tests are essential to make this diagnosis.
Palabras clave : Pericardial effusion; Cardiac tamponade; Pericardiocentesis; Pneumopericardium.