Cardiac tamponade following sternal puncture in two patients

Rob J. Van Marum, Leo Te Velde

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Sternal puncture for harvesting bone marrow is a procedure with potentially lethal complications. Both the occurrence of pneumothorax and sternal fracture are reported. We present two patients with a cardiac tamponade following elective sternal puncture. (See Editorial p. 4).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-40
Number of pages2
JournalNetherlands journal of medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone marrow
  • Complication
  • Pericardial effusion

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