The authors present a uniportal left videothoracoscopic procedure to remove a cystic lesion, immediately adjacent to the right ventricle, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary valve without any infiltration.
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February 5, 2019
There are several approaches for the surgical management of symptomatic pericardial effusion. The author demonstrates the subxiphoid approach in this video, which is the most expeditious approach and better suited for the unstable patient.
Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Predicts Mortality After Pericardiectomy for Constrictive Pericarditis
September 7, 2018
Radakovic and colleagues evaluated the effectiveness of the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score in predicting long-term survival after pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis, using outcomes for 79 patients from their center.
May 10, 2018
The authors describe an open surgical repair for a patient who presented with an aortic root fistula from a device previously inserted to close an atrial septal defect.
December 25, 2017
This review article explores the association between postoperative mediastinal blood and atrial fibrillation.
October 9, 2017
The authors present the case of a 72-year-old gentleman who suddenly went into pulseless electrical activity during a peroral endoscopic myotomy for achalasia.
September 7, 2017
Murashita and colleagues reviewed the surgical outcomes of patients with intraoperatively-confirmed constrictive pericarditis. The authors divided patients into a historical group (1936- 1990) and a contemporary group (1990-2013) to compare patient presentation and analyze risk factors for negative outcomes.
October 26, 2016
This video shows a left VATS procedure for pseudo-chylopericardium and the insertion of an indwelling left pleural catheter through two 10 mm ports.
March 31, 2016
The fourth (re- )classification of cardiopericardial tumours came from the World Health Organisation last year, 11 years after the third. In particular, the malignant fibrous histiocytomas are re classified as undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas.
A Minimum Volume of More Than 60 mL Is Necessary for Adequate Cytologic Diagnosis of Malignant Pericardial Effusions
January 6, 2016
Are we removing enough pericardial fluid to allow a diagnosis of malignant effusion? The authors reviewed 480 pericardiocentesis specimens by comparing the percentage of malignant diagnoses ("malignancy fraction") by the volume submitted for analysis.