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Asymptomatisk pneumoperikardium hos en ung mand med dagligt forbrug af cannabis


Gorm Mørk Hansen

Hjertemedicinsk Afdeling, Herlev-Gentofte Hospital

Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V12190719

UgeskrLæger 2020;182:V12190719
Asymptomatic pneumopericardium in a young male cannabis smoker

Gorm Mørk Hansen:

Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V12190719

Pneumopericardium is a potential complication to frequent cannabis smoking due to barotrauma of the airways caused by forceful coughing and Valsalva’s manoeuvre. This is a case report of a 27-year-old man, who had a daily consumption of cannabis and presented with abdominal pain and nausea consistent with cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. A CT scan revealed an asymptomatic isolated minor pneumopericardium. The patient was observed, and no intervention was needed. At an outpatient control ten days later the pneumopericardium had spontaneously resolved.

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