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

(pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-ŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision into 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]
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Percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy for the treatment of cardiac tamponade and large pericardial effusions: description of technique and report of the first 50 cases.
Surgical pericardial windows or possibly balloon pericardiotomy should be used for recurrences.[sup.17] In the present case, pericardiocentesis was effective, but persisting reno-cardiac failure prevented us from performing additional systemic chemotherapy.

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