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Pneumopericardium with cardiac tamponade
  1. Kao-Lang Liu,
  2. Yeun-Chung Chang
  1. Department of Medical Imaging, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Yeun-Chung Chang, Department of Medical Imaging, National Taiwan University Hospital, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan; ycc5566{at}

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A 39-year-old man with a history of oesophageal cancer, status post-concurrent chemoradiation therapy, underwent subtotal oesophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction for 1 year. He was bought to our emergency department due to acute dyspnoea with chest tightness. Physical examination revealed hypotension (85/60 mm Hg), distension …

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