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Delayed posttraumatic tamponade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8969356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Delayed cardiac tamponade is a rare phenomenon with two primary causes: delayed hemorrhage after an acute injury or delayed pericarditis with effusion. We present a case of cardiac tamponade 4 weeks after injury, with findings compatible with delayed hemorrhage and pericarditis. Our case emphasizes the need for follow-up of patients with penetrating chest trauma for several months after injury; echocardiography should be used if symptoms of tamponade appear.
D Bellanger; D J Nikas; J E Freeman; S Izenberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-15     Completed Date:  1997-01-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1197-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, University of South Alabama, Mobile, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Wounds, Stab / complications*
Comment In:
South Med J. 1997 May;90(5):568   [PMID:  9160086 ]

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