Pneumopericardium Secondary to Esophageal Carcinoma with Esophagopericardial Fistula-A Case Report

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Abstract

A 59-year-old male patient was diagnosed with advanced esophageal cancer in September, 2002. He received 1 course of chemoradiotherapy. A chest radiograph performed upon admission revealed left lower lobe pneumonia with left-side pleural effusion, pulmonary edema, and cardiomegaly. The chest X-ray follow-up revealed apparent pneumopericardium. A chest computed tomography showed esophageal cancer with pneumopericardium. An esophagogram revealed an esophagopericardial fistula connected between the lower esophagus and the pericardial sac.
Accompanying this case report, we review the literature concerning the various etiologies of pneumopericardium, the clinical features, diagnostic techniques, and principles of management.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-502
Number of pages6
Journal胸腔醫學
Volume20
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Pneumopericardium
Fistula
Thorax
Esophageal Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Pericardium
Cardiomegaly
Chemoradiotherapy
Pulmonary Edema
Pleural Effusion
Esophagus
Pneumonia
Tomography
X-Rays

Keywords

  • 食道癌心包膜腔積氣
  • 食道心包膜腔瘻管
  • esophageal cancer
  • pneumopericardium
  • esophagopericardial fistula

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Pneumopericardium Secondary to Esophageal Carcinoma with Esophagopericardial Fistula-A Case Report. / 許立人(Lee-Jen Hsu); 余明治(Ming-Chih Yu); 李俊年(Chun-Nin Lee).

In: 胸腔醫學, Vol. 20, No. 5, 2005, p. 497-502.

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