Video-assisted thoracic surgery pericardial resection for effusive disease

R. M. Flores, M. T. Jaklitsch, M. M. Decamp, D. J. Sugarbaker

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In patients who can tolerate single-lung ventilation and who have a long life expectancy, VATS offers definitive and durable treatment without the morbidity of an open thoracotomy. The patients who may benefit most from this technique include those with benign effusive disease, patients with malignant pericardial effusions with a good prognosis, and patients with concurrent pulmonary pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-857
Number of pages23
JournalChest Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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