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Pericardioperitoneal shunt for massive recurrent pericardial effusion in patients with endomyocardial fibrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  893014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Massive recurrent pericardial effusion in patients with endomyocardial fibrosis presents a therapeutic challenge. Repeated pericardiocentesis and creation of a pericardial window is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in these critically ill patients. A new pericardioperitoneal shunt using a Holter valve and Harris catheter has been devised to solve some of these problems.
S A Adebonojo; F Jaiyesimi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1977 Jun-Jul
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-10-28     Completed Date:  1977-10-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  349-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Endomyocardial Fibrosis / complications,  surgery*
Pericardial Effusion / etiology,  surgery*
Pericardium / surgery*
Peritoneum / surgery*

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