pericardectomy


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per·i·car·di·ec·to·my

(per'i-kar-dē-ek'tŏ-mē),
Excision of a portion of the pericardium.
Synonym(s): pericardectomy
[pericardium + G. ektomē, excision]

pericardectomy

surgical excision of the pericardial sac. A form of treatment for pericardial effusion.