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Pneumopericardium: A rare complication of laparoscopic varicocoele ligation

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Abstract

Although symptomatic pneumopericardium post-laparoscopic varicocoele ligation procedure is rare, numerous cases have been reported and identified pneumopericardium as a complication of laparoscopic surgery. Pneumopericardium after other urological procedures has been previously reported when diagnosed incidentally on chest X-ray but there are no reports of symptomatic presentation. We hereby present the first symptomatic pneumopericardium case after a routine procedure for the ligation of varicocoele.

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Correspondence to Chris Dawson.

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Yeoh, C.J.C., Dawson, C. & Wiseman, O.J. Pneumopericardium: A rare complication of laparoscopic varicocoele ligation. Int Urol Nephrol 38, 671–672 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11255-005-4765-1

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Keywords

  • Laparoscopy
  • Ligation
  • Pneumopericardium
  • Varicocoele