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New Emirates Medical Journal

Volume 1, 2 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 0250-6882 (Online)
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Pneumopericardium after Foreign Body Aspiration: A Case Report

Abdelgalil Ragab1, *, Tarek Al Salhani1, Sallam Taha1, Eyad Darraj1, Kamal Moustafa1
1 Department of ENT, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE


A case of spontaneous pneumopericardium occurred in the patient after the aspiration of no sharp foreign body. The patient was sent to Operation Theater (OT), bronchoscopic extraction of the foreign body was performed, and the patient was stable postoperatively. Serial follow up X-rays- were done and showed resolving of the pneumopericardium.

Keywords: Pneumopericardium, Foreign body aspiration, Bronchoscopy, Complications foreign, Body aspiration, Asymptomatic.

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Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2019
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
First Page: 4
Last Page: 6
Publisher Id: nemj-1-4
DOI: 10.2174/0250688201901010004

Article History:

Received Date: 23/10/2019
Revision Received Date: 17/12/2019
Acceptance Date: 18/12/2019
Print publication date: 31/12/2019
Collection year: 2019

© 2019 Ragab et al.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of ENT, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE; E-mail:


Abdullah Shehab
Emirates Cardiac Society
Emirates Medical Association

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