pericardiotomy

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pericardiotomy

 [per″ĭ-kahr″de-ot´ah-me]
incision of pericardium.

per·i·car·di·ot·o·my

(per'i-kar'dē-ot'ŏ-mē),
Incision into the pericardium.
Synonym(s): pericardotomy
[pericardium + G. tomē, incision]

pericardiotomy

/peri·car·di·ot·o·my/ (-kahr″de-ot´ah-me) incision of the pericardium.

pericardiotomy

(pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision into the pericardium.

pericardiotomy

[-kär′di·ot′əmē]
a surgical incision in the pericardium.

per·i·car·di·ot·o·my

(per'i-kahr'dē-ot'ŏ-mē)
Incision into the pericardium for drainage.
[pericardium + G. tomē, incision]

pericardiotomy

incision of pericardium.

balloon pericardiotomy
a balloon placed in the pericardial space by percutaneous catheterization is used to create a window in the pericardium. Used in treatment of recurring pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade.
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