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What Is Involved In A Pericardium Removal What Happens After
Depends; why removed: The pericardium is the lining sac that surrounds the heart. If the lining itself is diseased or the sac is filled with fluids with the net result being compromised cardiac function, then removing the pericardium or simply creating a "window", or a drainage outlet that allows fluid to be absorbed by the lung's pleural space, is needed. It then relieves the underlying problem, improving function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is long term outcome of removal of a large portion of the pericardium? Could stiffening, scar tissue not be evident until surgery for a window?
Depends on disease: Pericardial window , done for varieties of causes from ca , for trauma , heart & liver problems etc , to prevent life threatening taponade of heart.So the out come depends on etiology. Most of the time out come will be good, could recur , scar will contract (constrictive pericarditis ) heart can herniate are all rare complications. ...Read more
Pericardium: Congenital absence or partial pericardium is found throughout the world. In most cases, it has no clinical significance, but can show up incidentally as shifted heart on ct scans and xrays. In some folks there could be clinical significance if they need to undergo surgery. There are also some theories that the pericardium aids in the contraction or elastic recoil of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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