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Iatrogenic pericardial defect


Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USA

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Dr. Robert F English
Pediatric Cardiovascular Center, University of Florida, 841 Prudential Drive, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32207
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DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_83_20

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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 105-106

 

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Pericardial defects are uncommon, usually congenital, and frequently involve a complete absence of the pericardium. Partial pericardial defects are more likely to result in complications. Iatrogenic pericardial defects are usually partial defects and may present with cardiac strangulation. We present the case of an iatrogenic pericardial defect in an asymptomatic 20-year-old female.






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Department of Pediatrics, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Robert F English
Pediatric Cardiovascular Center, University of Florida, 841 Prudential Drive, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32207
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/apc.APC_83_20

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Pericardial defects are uncommon, usually congenital, and frequently involve a complete absence of the pericardium. Partial pericardial defects are more likely to result in complications. Iatrogenic pericardial defects are usually partial defects and may present with cardiac strangulation. We present the case of an iatrogenic pericardial defect in an asymptomatic 20-year-old female.






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