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 contribution||Widened mediastinum in a pacemaker patient|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Herz-, Thorax- und Gefasschirurgie|
|State||Published - Aug 2003|
- Computed tomography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine