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, cilt.26, ss.759-763, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Dergi Adı: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.759-763

Özet

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.