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.
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February 5, 2019
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.
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.
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 23, 2015
This case study details the resection and pericardiectomy for a pericardial tumor in a 58-year-old woman.
December 6, 2010
This article describes the different techniques of pericardial reconstruction after partial pericardiectomy in thoracic surgery. Emphasis is put on reconstruction using synthetic meshes.
November 11, 2009