Intrapericardial streptokinase for purulent pericarditis

Ekim H., Demirbag R.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.34, no.7, pp.569-572, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-004-2773-x
  • Journal Name: SURGERY TODAY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.569-572
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Purpose. Purulent pericarditis has become a rare disease since the introduction of antibiotics into clinical practice. Standard management consists of antibiotics and surgical drainage. In this study we also instilled streptokinase to obliterate the loculations and fibrin strands in patients with purulent pericarditis.