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Indian J Palliat Care. 2013 May;19(2):116-8. doi: 10.4103/0973-1075.116710.

Pericardial-peritoneal window: a novel palliative treatment for malignant and recurrent cardiac tamponade.

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  • 1Department of Surgical Oncology, Grecian Cancer and Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India.

Abstract

Transdiaphragmatic approach to the pericardium through a subxiphoid incision is a safe, rapid, and effective way to obtain drainage of the pericardium fluid in patient of disseminated malignancy with recurrent cardiac tamponade. No drainage tubes are needed; pericardial fluid is absorbed by the peritoneum; there is no need for double lumen tubes for single lung ventilation and the subxiphoid incisions are small and almost painless.

KEYWORDS:

Diaphragm; Malignancy; Palliative; Pericardial window techniques; Tamponade

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PMC3775022
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