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A Rare Complication of Pericardiocentesis: Pneumopericardium
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  • Mustafa Yilmaz,
  • Okan Gürkan,
  • Elif Nur ARSLANBOGA,
  • Pelin Karaca Ozer
Mustafa Yilmaz
Gaziosmanpasa Research and Training Hospital

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Okan Gürkan
Gaziosmanpasa Research and Training Hospital
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Gaziosmanpasa Research and Training Hospital
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Pelin Karaca Ozer
Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine
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Pneumopericardium is the presence of air in the pericardial sac. Pneumopericardium after pericardiocentesis has been rarely reported in the literature. In the present case, we report a patient who presented with tamponade physiology during COVID-19 and developed pneumopericardium after emergency pericardiocentesis. Immediate recognition and treatment are crucial and chest X-ray, thorax computerized tomography and transthoracic echocardiography are used for diagnosis.
04 Feb 2023Submitted to Echocardiography
09 Feb 2023Assigned to Editor
09 Feb 2023Submission Checks Completed
18 Feb 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Mar 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
13 Mar 2023Editorial Decision: Accept