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What is posttrauma tension pneumopericardium?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Potentially fatal

Air under tension inside the pericardium creating hemodynamic compromise.
If severe and not corrected inmediately leads to cardiopulmonary collapse/death.

In brief: Potentially fatal

Air under tension inside the pericardium creating hemodynamic compromise.
If severe and not corrected inmediately leads to cardiopulmonary collapse/death.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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