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      Spontaneous Pneumopericardium: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Pneumopericardium

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          An 84-year-old man presented with acute dyspnea and chest pain attributed to his long medical history of cardiorespiratory problems. Admission chest roentgenogram revealed a moderate pneumopericardium and a cavitary lesion in the base of the right lung. The lesion was found to be a bronchogenic carcinoma perforating through the upper pericardium to form a bronchopericardial fistula, confirmed by autopsy. A review of the literature concerning the various causes of pneumopericardium, the clinical features and the principles of treatment is included.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1989
          1989
          12 November 2008
          : 76
          : 4
          : 305-308
          Affiliations
          Department of Medicine ‘B’ and Department of Radiology, ‘Assaf Harofeh Medical Center,’ Zerifin and Sadder School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
          Article
          174508 Cardiology 1989;76:305–308
          10.1159/000174508
          2680082
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          Case Report

          General medicine, Neurology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal medicine, Nephrology

          Pneumopericardium

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