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Iatrogenic pericardial defect


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

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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

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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