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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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RUANO POBLADOR, A. et al. Pneumopericardium caused by gastropericardial fistula. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2007, vol.99, n.3, pp.168-171. ISSN 1130-0108.

This is the case of a 56-year-old male who presented at our Emergency Room complaining of severe epigastric pain that radiated towards the left shoulder and neck. Pneumopericardium was diagnosed with plain chest X-rays, which indicated a gastropericardial fistula. A contrast X-ray film was taken using a water-soluble contrast. A full gastrectomy was performed with esophagojejunostomy reconstruction and pericardial drainage, which resulted in a favourable patient outcome.

Keywords : Pneumopericardium; Gastropericardial fistula.

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