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Delayed cardiac tamponade after the Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum: a case report and simple management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18430656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 22-year-old man presented at our emergency department with clinical signs of cardiac tamponade that required emergency surgery. We treated this patient by using emergency echocardiographically guided pericardiocentesis with insertion of a central venous catheter for drainage without removal of the steel bar. The causes of his pericardial effusion appeared to have been displacement of the bar from a pectus excavatum repair 6 months previously and his ingestion of ginseng extract. This case illustrates a possible cause of cardiac tamponade after the Nuss procedure and a simple way to manage it.
Ming-Hsin Yang; Yeung-Leung Cheng; Chien-Sung Tsai; Chung-Yi Li
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-23     Completed Date:  2009-04-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E129-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Divisions of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*,  surgery*
Drainage / methods*
Funnel Chest / complications*,  surgery*
Thoracic Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*,  methods*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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