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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1999 April;40(2):311-2

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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


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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.

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