pericardial sac

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Noun1.pericardial sac - the membrane surrounding the heart
sac - a structure resembling a bag in an animal
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The donor's heart was placed in the pericardial cavity; the coronary sinus blood was allowed to drip from the donor heart into the pericardial sac and was aspirated from here back to the pump.
If a tumor is located on the heart it may bleed and fill the pericardial sac.
Pericardial laceration was repaired leaving a window open to facilitate drainage of pericardial sac into the pleural cavity.
Additionally, tissue samples, frozen histological sections of the heart, and the liquid that was found in the pericardial sac were sent to the Escola de Vetrinaria da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) for immunohistochemistry (IHC), bacterial culture and etiological identification.
Echocardiography after the pericardiocentesis did not show evidence of a mass, and the fluid was gone from the pericardial sac.
This was emergently treated with opening of the pericardial sac and evacuation of the effusion.
1) Embryologically, the pericardial sac is formed due to the fusion of mesenchymal lacunae and rarely pericardial cyst results due to the failure of fusion of these lacunae.
For reasons unknown, Monty had haemorrhaged into the pericardial sac, putting increasing pressure on the heart.
Morgagni (1761) was the first to recognise cardiac tamponade from an injury of the coronary artery and that blood in the pericardial sac could compress the heart and restrict its movement.
Thoracopagus conjoined twins have the highest incidence of cardiovascular abnormalities; they may have cardiac abnormalities in any type of fusion, and 90% of these twins share a common pericardial sac.
Lateral radiograph of thoraco-abdominal region showing a single metallic foreign body lodged in the pericardial sac and enlargment of pericardial sac due to presence of fluid (Fig.
Pleuritic pain may indicate haemorrhage in the pericardial sac, with the potential for acute cardiac tamponade.