Cardiac tamponade caused by incarcerated small bowel in the pericardium after coronary bypass grafting using the right gastroepiploic artery

Beverley Chan, Hai P. Huynh, Vijay Moonje, Joel Price, Fraser D. Rubens

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Abstract

Although rare, herniation of the gastrointestinal contents into the pericardium after coronary artery bypass grafting using the right gastroepiploic artery has been previously described. The associated clinical symptoms vary from gastrointestinal obstruction to cardiac tamponade. We report a patient who presented with cardiac tamponade secondary to incarceration of the small bowel in the pericardium 1 year after coronary artery bypass grafting utilizing the right gastroepiploic artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-642
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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