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Thoracoscopic approach to pericardial effusions

Abstract

The description of the Thoracoscopic approach to pericardial effusions covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of (description de la pathologie en cause). Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: Introduction, Anatomy, Indications, Preop period, Operating room set-up, Trocar placement, Instruments, Access/pericardium, Puncture/pericardium, Pericardial opening, Pericardial exploration, Drainage, Complications, Postop period, Reference. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.

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  • 2002-03-01