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Pneumo-pyopericardium Mimicking an Acute Myocardial Infarction. A Rare Complication of an Incarcerated Hiatus Hernia and Gastro-pericardial Fistula

Ciprian Blendea, Adriana Crăciun, Crina Simon, Sebastian Condrea
2016 Journal of Cardiovascular Emergencies  
Pyopericardium is an acquired disease associated with very high complication rates. Pyopericardium is a very rare form of pneumopericardium. The nontraumatic causes of pneumopericardium include gastro-pericardial fistula that can occur in refractory gastric ulcers, stomach or esophageal neoplasia, and in surgical interventions of the stomach, such as the Niessen fundoplication procedure. The case of life-threatening pneumopericardium associated with gastro-pericardial fistula resulting from the
more » ... resulting from the incarceration of a giant hiatal hernia is reported.
doi:10.1515/jce-2016-0021 fatcat:vseje7i4o5b3hoa3rk2zezleq4