pericardiotomy

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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These two men apparently performed the first open pericardiotomy at approximately the same time.
To inhibit the severe pericardial adhesion we described the "mini or partial pericardiotomy technique" as a new surgical approach.
A left thoracotomy was performed, the heart was exposed and pericardiotomy was then performed, the left coronary artery was ligated approximately 2 mm from its origin with a 4-0 silk suture.
Management options include percutaneous catheter drainage, open drainage by pericardiotomy, or open drainage and repair by sternotomy/thoracotomy.
Thoracoscopic exploration revealed an enlarged heart, that following pericardiotomy drained 400 mL of frank blood.
With these findings, the patient underwent cardiac surgery with sternotomy and pericardiotomy.
5] Adequate suprahepatic exposure and IVC control can be difficult and often require full mobilization of the liver or sternotomy with pericardiotomy.
Cardiac tamponade was evident on opening the chest, and pericardiotomy drained 750 mL of clotted blood.
After left thoracotomy and pericardiotomy, MI was induced by LAD ligation at 2-3 mm from the origin with a 4-0 silk suture, and the chest was closed immediately.