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Spontaneous tension pyopneumopericardium--a case with recovery after surgery.
  1. J. Bilbao-Garay,
  2. M. C. Carreño,
  3. F. Roman,
  4. R. Perez-Maestu,
  5. C. Masa-Vazquez,
  6. J. M. de Letona
  1. Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Clinica Puerta de Hierro, Spain.


    Tension pyopneumopericardium is a rare condition with a very high mortality. The majority of cases are due to perforation of oesophagus or bronchi into the pericardial cavity. We report a patient with spontaneous pyopneumopericardium who survived with antibiotic treatment and surgical drainage.

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