Two cases of cardiac dislocation occurred after intrapericardial right pneumonectomy with extended pericardiectomy and radical nodal dissection in spite of proper reconstruction with a pericardial fat flap in one case and with a Gore-tex® prosthesis in the other. In the case of major pericardial excision resulting in extensive mobilisation of the SVC a complete reconstruction of pericardium and mediastinal pleura is recommended in order to prevent cardiac dislocation.
- Heart disease etiology
- Hernia surgery
- Pericardial flap
- Pericardium surgery
- Pneumonectomy/adverse effects
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine