Hemopericardium: a late complication after repair of pectus excavatum

J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). Jul-Aug 1991;32(4):539-40.

Abstract

Hemopericardium and tamponade occurred in a 12 year old boy with Marfan's syndrome, two years after surgical repair of pectus excavatum. This life-threatening complication resulted from penetration of a fractured metal plate through the pericardium into the right atrium. The clinical details are reported and discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Emergencies
  • Funnel Chest / complications*
  • Funnel Chest / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Marfan Syndrome / complications
  • Marfan Syndrome / surgery
  • Pericardial Effusion / diagnosis
  • Pericardial Effusion / etiology*
  • Pericardial Effusion / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery