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Off-pump complete pericardiectomy for an unusual case of annular constrictive pericarditis.
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PMID:  22818335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe a case of a 64-year-old man with constrictive pericarditis of unusual anatomy. Preoperative investigations revealed the thickened and calcified pericardial ring encircling the right and left ventricular cavity at the level of the atrioventricular (AV) groove and crossing the left anterior descending coronary artery, leading to strangulation of the heart. Off-pump complete pericardiectomy was performed successfully. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful.
Yukihiro Matsuno; Katsuya Shimabukuro; Narihiro Ishida; Hirofumi Takemura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e45-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of General and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Organ Pathobiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan.
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