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Pneumopericardium following stab wound
  1. M Konstantinou,
  2. T Sakellaridis,
  3. I Panagiotou,
  4. G Koulaxouzidis,
  5. K Pottaris,
  6. G Chamalakis
  1. Second Department of General Thoracic Surgery, “Sotiria” General Hospital of Chest Diseases, Athens, Greece
  1. Dr T Sakellaridis, 91–95 Antoniou Tritsi, 15238 Halandri, Athens, Greece; sakellaridis_t{at}

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A 42-year-old man was transferred from a psychiatric hospital with thoracic stab wounds after a suicide attempt (fig 1A). Due to patient stability, we performed an emergency computed tomography (CT), revealing the presence of pneumopericardium (fig 1B). The patient was …

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