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Guardian angel on call
  1. Mario Royo-Villanova1,
  2. Ruben Taboada Martín2,
  3. Silvia Sánchez Cámara3,
  4. Luis Falcón Araña4,
  5. Gustavo Herrera Cateriano3,
  6. Ana Ruiz Rodriguez3
  1. 1Critical Care Unit, Hospital Universitario Virgen Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
  2. 2Department of Cardiac Surgery, Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
  3. 3Department of Intensive Care, Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
  4. 4Department of Anaesthesia, Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mario Royo-Villanova, Critical Care Unit, Hospital Universitario Virgen Arrixaca, Ctra. Madrid-Cartagena, s/n, 30120, Murcia (Spain); mariorvr{at}hotmail.com

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A 49-year-old man was transferred from his local hospital to our centre with the diagnosis of cardiac tamponade as a result of a penetrating thoracic injury secondary to a self-inflicted air gun shot. A chest CT done earlier was given to us (figure 1).

Figure 1

Chest CT: (1) pellet, (2) central venous catheter, (3) pericardial drainage, (4) pericardial …

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