Weiter mediastinalschatten bei einem patienten mit herzschrittmacher

Translated title of the contribution: Widened mediastinum in a pacemaker patient

Friedrich D Knollmann

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A patient with a cardiac pacemaker implant presented with a broadened mediastinal contour upon chest radiography. Using computed tomography, a 12 cm paracardial fluid collection was found that did not correspond with the preicardial sac. Since an atrial electrode was located within the paracardial fluid collection, a perforated right atrium was diagnosed.

Translated title of the contributionWidened mediastinum in a pacemaker patient
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)191-192
Number of pages2
JournalZeitschrift fur Herz-, Thorax- und Gefasschirurgie
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Computed tomography
  • Electrode
  • Mediastinum
  • Pacemaker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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