Pericardial closure without pericardial substitute

William R. Berry, Robert R. Klingman, Victor A. Ferraris

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Primary closure of the native pericardium is recommended whenever possible, and pericardial substitutes are advocated when primary closure is not feasible. To avoid foreign material, we have employed a unique method of dissection to allow mediastinal coverage without tension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1580-1581
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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