Cardiac tamponade due to pyopneumopericardium from malignant bronchopericardial fistula
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KeywordsStaphylococcus Aureus Trauma Patient Lung Adenocarcinoma Newborn Infant Pericardial Effusion
Pneumopericardium is known to cause cardiac tamponade  in trauma patients or newborn infants requiring positive pressure ventilation. Fistulas such as between the oesophagus, stomach, or lung [2, 3] and pericardium have been reported. The unique images and video presented are illustrative of this interesting disease entity.
Conflict of interest
T. M. Frisoli, T. Jain, T. Swadia, X. Hong and M. Guerrero declare that they have no competing interests.
Video 1: Pneumopericardium as seen on fluoroscopy just prior to pericardiocentesis
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