alexa Abstract | Pneumopericardium caused by a perforation of a peptic ulcer in a giant hiatal hernia.

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Abstract

A 54 year-old woman with a history of giant type I hiatal hernia, severe asthma, and obstructive sleep apnea presented at the emergency room with epigastric pain. Abdominal CT scan showed a giant intrathoracic hiatal hernia and a massive pneumopericardium together with an image compatible with peptic ulcer perforation. Within 2 hours a surgical peptic ulcer repair was performed by thoracotomy in the 8th rib space and covered by a pericardial fat patch.

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Author(s): Deborah Repullo Jennen Eric Lebrun Jean Lemaitre Didier Hossey and Alexis Therasse

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Outpatient Surgery,Minimally Invasive Surgery,Varicose Surgery,Implants Surgery

 
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