Delayed hemopericardium due to trivial chest trauma.


Cil E., Senkaya I., Tarim Ö. F.

Cardiology in the young, vol.8, no.3, pp.390-2, 1998 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951100006934
  • Journal Name: Cardiology in the young
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.390-2
  • Keywords: blunt chest trauma, children, hemopericardium, echocardiography, CARDIAC-TAMPONADE, BLUNT

Abstract

We report two cases of hemopericardium occurring in seven-month-old and 12-year-old boys, who had no history of major trauma. The possible cause of the hemopericardium for the infant was falling from a bed which was 75 cm high two weeks prior to the admission. The 12-year-old boy had fallen from a chair and damaged his chest 4 weeks previously. Their coagulation tests were all normal. By means of pericardiotomy, we drained 120 ml and 1200 ml of blood, respectively. The boys have now been well over follow-up periods of 24 and 18 months, respectively.