pericardiostomy

pericardiostomy

 [per″ĭ-kahr″de-os´tah-me]
creation of an opening into the pericardium, usually for drainage of effusions.
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per·i·car·di·os·to·my

(per'i-kar'dē-os'tŏ-mē),
Establishment of an opening into the pericardium.
[pericardium + G. stoma, mouth]
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pericardiostomy

(pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-ŏs′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical construction of an opening into the pericardium.
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per·i·car·di·os·to·my

(per'i-kahr'dē-os'tŏ-mē)
Establishment of an opening into the pericardium.
[pericardium + G. stoma, mouth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Management of pericardial effusion by subxiphoidal pericardiostomy in adults.
Occult cardiac male with dyspnea traditional lymphoma presenting found on pericardiostomy with cardiac echocardiogram to tamponade.
The lack of tamponade physiology on the second echo exam was our basis for proceeding directly to pericardiectomy to relieve the constriction, instead of having to perform a temporizing pericardiostomy to drain the air/fluid.
Pericardiostomy was performed and approximately 200 mL of serous fluid was discharged; no pathogen was isolated from the fluid sample.
Pericardiostomy was performed in 15 of the HIV-positive patients and 4 of the HIV-negative patients.
(8) The majority of our HIV-positive patients had large effusions, and pericardiostomy was therefore the commonest procedure performed in this group.