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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 352417, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/352417
Case Report

Pericardial Tamponade in a Patient with Inactive Ulcerative Colitis

1Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, #409 11135 83 Ave Edmonton, Alberta, Edmonton, Canada T6G 2C6
2Department of Gastroenterology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada T6G 2X8
3Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada T6G 2B7

Received 12 November 2009; Accepted 8 January 2010

Academic Editor: Tilman Sauerbruch

Copyright © 2010 Ali Rezaie et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cardiac tamponade is a rare extraintestinal manifestation of ulcerative colitis. We present a case report of tamponade occurring four years after curative proctocolectomy and in the absence of any medical therapy for ulcerative colitis. Options for medical management of this condition are also discussed.