Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 434--437

Broncho-pleuropericardial fistula complicating staphylococcal sepsis


Abeer A Arab1, Maan A Kattan2, Walid A Alyafi2, Jamal A Alhashemi1 
1 Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Critical Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Jamal A Alhashemi
Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care, King Abdulaziz University, P. O. Box 31648, Jeddah 21418
Saudi Arabia

This is a rare case of broncho-pleuropericardial fistula in a 12-year-old female who presented with fever, painful joint swelling, and pleural and pericardial effusion secondary to disseminated methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus infection. The pleural and pericardial effusion were drained, however, air leak was observed from both tubes and was synchronous with mechanical inspiration. A broncho-pleuropericardial fistula was suspected and confirmed with computed tomography. This case report demonstrated that disseminated S. aureus bacteremia could result in broncho-pleuropericardial fistula. The ability of disseminated staphylococcal infection to produce pnemopericardium should be added to the list of other complications associated with disseminated staphylococcal sepsis.


How to cite this article:
Arab AA, Kattan MA, Alyafi WA, Alhashemi JA. Broncho-pleuropericardial fistula complicating staphylococcal sepsis.Saudi J Anaesth 2011;5:434-437


How to cite this URL:
Arab AA, Kattan MA, Alyafi WA, Alhashemi JA. Broncho-pleuropericardial fistula complicating staphylococcal sepsis. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2011 [cited 2022 Aug 8 ];5:434-437
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