pericardectomy


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pericardectomy

Surgery to remove the pericardium, the membranous sac around the heart.
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After sternotomy and pericardectomy hemopericardium found suggestive of leakage of blood subacute free wall rupture near apex which was sealed by it and apical clot was still present in cavity.
This December sees my 80th birthday--fewer than 12 months before yours, I see--which is a big surprise to everyone in view of my three heart attacks, three cancers (colon, liver and lung), three heart ablations and a pericardectomy.
Pericardial disease has a broad aetiology, but tuberculous pericarditis is the commonest cause of pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, and constrictive pericarditis in SSA, and carries a high mortality rate despite antituberculosis therapy, pericardiocentesis and pericardectomy.