Cardiac tamponade following post-pericardiotomy syndrome

Keywords: cardiac temponade, post-pericardiotomy syndrome, subxyphoid pericardial window

Abstract

Subxyphoid pericardial window (SPW) is performed as both a diagnostic and therapeutic intervention in patients presenting with a penetrating cardiac injury (PCI). Post-pericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) with cardiac tamponade has been reported after penetrating cardiac trauma1 and after transdiaphragmatic pericardial window.2 We describe the first PPS with acute tamponade, weeks after diagnostic SPW for a PCI.

Author Biographies

K Gandhi, University of Cape Town

Trauma Centre, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town and Surgical Gastroenterology Unit (HPB), Department of Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

J S K Reinders, Groene Hart Hospital

Trauma Centre, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town and Trauma Department, Groene Hart Hospital, Gouda, The Netherlands

P H Navsaria, University of Cape Town

Trauma Centre, Department of Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Published
2021-09-10
How to Cite
Gandhi, K., Reinders, J., & Navsaria, P. (2021). Cardiac tamponade following post-pericardiotomy syndrome. South African Journal of Surgery, 59(3), 130. Retrieved from http://sajs.redbricklibrary.com/index.php/sajs/article/view/3410
Section
Case Reports