Cardiac tamponade in a preterm neonate secondary to a chest tube

JME Quak, A. Szatmari, JN van den Anker

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In a preterm infant, chest tubes were inserted for treatment of bilateral pneumothoraces. Hemorrhagic pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade developed, probably resulting from traumatic injury by the left chest tube. The infant survived due to timely diagnostic and therapeutic intervention. No recurrence of pericardial effusion was seen and follow‐up showed normal psychomotor development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)490-491
Number of pages2
JournalActa Pædiatrica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1993


  • Cardiac tamponade
  • chest tube
  • preterm neonate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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