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Cardiac tamponade--a rare complication in acute pancreatitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9231991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with recurrent acute pancreatitis developed pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. His systolic blood pressure fell to 70 mmHg and sinus tachycardia (150/min) developed. The central venous pressure rose from 3 cm H2O to 27 cm H2O. A chest radiograph showed an enlargement of the cardiac shadow. Pericardial paracentesis was performed and 300 ml fluid was aspirated. This produced rapid clinical improvement. The literature related to this uncommon complication is reviewed and possible pathogenetic mechanisms are discussed.
A Bastian; T Arendt; C Stoffregen; U R Fölsch
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0044-2771     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-04     Completed Date:  1997-09-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0033370     Medline TA:  Z Gastroenterol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  477-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
1. Medizinische Klinik, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy
Pancreatitis, Alcoholic / complications*,  radiography,  therapy

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