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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 April;40(2):311-2
Video-assisted thoracoscopic pericardiectomy for severe pericardial effusions
So T., Nakanishi R., Kohno H., Oe M., Yasumoto K.
From the Second Department of Surgery School of Medicine University of Occupational and Environmental Health Yahatanishi-ku, Kitayusyu, Japan
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has proven to be extremely useful in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple thoracic problems. We used the VATS technique to successfully treat refractory pericardial effusions associated with pericarditis by performing pericardiectomy.