Pneumopericardium: an unusual manifestation of blunt tracheal trauma

J Laryngol Otol. 1997 Apr;111(4):387-8. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100137405.


A case of pneumopericardium in a child following blunt injury to his trachea is described. Such a case has not been previously described in the literature. A probable anatomical explanation for this rare event is offered.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Bicycling / injuries*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neck / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumopericardium / diagnostic imaging
  • Pneumopericardium / etiology*
  • Radiography
  • Trachea / injuries*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnostic imaging