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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;14(6):875-7. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivs057. Epub 2012 Mar 8.

Pyopericardium followed by constrictive pericarditis due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

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  • 12nd Cardiac Surgery Department, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece. athanasekrassas@hotmail.fr

Abstract

Pyopericardium is a rare entity associated with a high mortality. We report a case of a 44-year old man presenting with simultaneous constrictive pericarditis and pyopericardium due to Corynebacterium diphtheriae. Pericardiectomy and epicardiectomy were performed without cardiopulmonary bypass, with an excellent result.

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PMC3352723
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