A 77-year-old woman had spontaneous pneumopyopericardium caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. Chest X-ray revealed a horizontal air-fluid level in the cardiac shadow. Echocardiogram showed characteristic spontaneous contrast echoes in the pericardial effusion. She received pericardiectomy and remained in good condition postoperatively.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine