Massive intrapericardial herniation of stomach following pericardial window

V. J. Murari, G. L. Alexander, Stephen D. Cassivi

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Herniation of intra-abdominal contents into the pericardial cavity is rare. We describe one such case occurring after creation of a pericardioperitoneal window for drainage of a pericardial effusion. The diagnosis of an intrapericardial hernia should be considered in patients presenting with gastrointestinal and/or cardiorespiratory symptoms following surgical procedures involving the diaphragm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-276
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2004


  • Diaphragm
  • Gastric herniation
  • Hernia
  • Pericardial window

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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