Intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia after subxiphoid epicardial pacemaker insertion: Case reports

D. Swartz, C. Livingston, F. Tio, J. Mack, J. K. Trinkle, F. L. Grover

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Abstract

The first two cases of intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia following a subxiphoid epicardial pacemaker insertion are reported. Factors deemed responsible for this rare complication in one case were previous gastrectomy with a resulting paucity of omentum, and entrance into the peritoneal cavity during the pacemaker procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-635
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume88
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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