pericardiectomy


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pericardiectomy

 [per″ĭ-kahr″de-ek´to-me]
excision of a portion of the pericardium.

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]

pericardiectomy

(pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-ĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical excision of a portion of the pericardium.

per·i·car·di·ec·to·my

(per'i-kahr'dē-ek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a portion of the pericardium.
[pericardium + G. ektomē, excision]
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The diagnosis of heart angiosarcoma in our patient was challenging due to absence of a mass in different imaging of the heart, resulting in diagnostic pericardiectomy as only definite modality.
Constrictive pericarditis: etiology and cause-specific survival after pericardiectomy. J Am Coll Cardiol.
The difficult diagnosis, the poor understanding of the underlying cause and the high risk of pericardiectomy should be noted as main features of this severe disease.
A limited anterior surgical pericardiectomy has been shown to result in a higher recurrence of constriction than a radical and complete pericardial resection.
He was then referred to a specialised cardiology unit for pericardiectomy.
While many patients may be treated with steroids, most require pericardiectomy which is more difficult given the visceral predominate disease.
Due to the grave prognosis, the owners declined endoscopic pericardiectomy, and the patient died the following day.
Gosal T, Phillipp R, Morris AL (2008) Myocardial infarction and left ventricular free wall rupture in a patient with prior pericardiectomy. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 24(6): 513-515.
The staples on the stump of the left common pulmonary vein on the atrial side were removed to adjust the augmented orifice of the left inferior pulmonary vein under partial clamping of the left atrium following pericardiectomy. End-to-end anastomosis was completed using running sutures with a 4-0 polypropylene thread.
Two patients (20%) were diagnosed with post pericardiectomy due to high temperature after 15th days, angina pectoris, respiratory distress, high sedimentation, and detection of pericardial frotman, and the appropriate treatment procedure was applied.