Pneumopericardium diagnosis by point-of-care ultrasonography
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 05/21/2012
Bobbia X et al. – The authors report the case of a patient admitted to the emergency department for respiratory distress. He was examined by an emergency physician who performed a bedside echocardiography. Bright spots were seen rapidly moving along the pericardial layer during diastole with comet–tail artifacts extending across the whole image of the heart and disappearing during systole, suggesting pneumopericardium.