Cardiac dislocation after extended pneumonectomy with pericardioplasty

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • Heart disease etiology
  • Hernia surgery
  • Pericardial flap
  • Pericardium surgery
  • Pneumonectomy/adverse effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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