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Hydropneumopericardium and oesophagitis: a non-fatal case.
  1. R H Robson

    Abstract

    Hydropneumopericardium is a very rare and usually fatal complication of peptic oesophageal ulceration. The patient reported here survived and the report resembles one previously made about a child. In both patients failure to show the fistula radiologically or on endoscopy suggests that rapid spontaneous healing had occurred, and that this was responsible for survival.

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