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Intraoperative occurrence of a pneumopericardium during double-lung transplantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23439442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pneumopericardium is rare and has been reported secondary to chest trauma. We report a case of tension pneumopericardium occurring during double-lung transplantation, where intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography first showed a hypokinetic left ventricle and a few minutes later a compression of its anterolateral portion due to pneumopericardium. Although the pericardium was opened, left ventricular function remained depressed, necessitating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, which was withdrawn after 48 h of assistance when left ventricular function had recovered. The patient was extubated on the seventh postoperative day but died of multiorgan failure on the 64 th postoperative day.
Marie-Louise Felten; Virginie Dumans-Nizard; Philippe Puyo; Marc Fischler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Video-Audio Media     Date:  2013-02-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-15     Completed Date:  2013-12-16     Revised Date:  2014-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  929-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Fatal Outcome
Intraoperative Period
Lung Transplantation / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Multiple Organ Failure / etiology
Pneumopericardium / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Pulmonary Emphysema / diagnosis,  surgery*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology,  physiopathology
Ventricular Function, Left

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