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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151
Print version ISSN 0038-2361


GANDHI, K; REINDERS, JSK  and  NAVSARIA, PH. Cardiac tamponade following post-pericardiotomy syndrome. S. Afr. j. surg. [online]. 2021, vol.59, n.3, pp.130a-130c. ISSN 2078-5151.

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.

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