Management of constrictive pericarditis: a comparative study between median sternotomy and left thoracotomy


Ekim H., Basel H., Odabasi D., Tuncer M.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.26, no.4, pp.759-763, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.759-763

Abstract

Objective: Constrictive pericarditis (CP) requires pericardiectomy but the choice of surgical approach remains controversial. Hence we have reviewed our experience of pericardiectomy carried out for CP and compared the results of pericardiectomy performed by median sternotomy versus left thoracotomy with regard to functional outcomes.