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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116--118

Pericardial-peritoneal window: A novel palliative treatment for malignant and recurrent cardiac tamponade

Ashwin Anand Kallianpur1, Shivpreet Singh Samra2, Vinod Nimbran3, Rakesh Gupta3, Cherian Akkarappatty4, Nidhi Gupta3, Gaurav Gupta5 
1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Grecian Cancer and Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Grecian Cancer and Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
3 Department of Radiation Oncology, Grecian Cancer and Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
4 Department of Cardiology, Grecian Cancer and Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
5 Department of Anaesthesia, Grecian Cancer and Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India

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Ashwin Anand Kallianpur
Department of Surgical Oncology, Grecian Cancer and Superspeciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab
India

Transdiaphragmatic approach to the pericardium through a subxiphoid incision is a safe, rapid, and effective way to obtain drainage of the pericardium fluid in patient of disseminated malignancy with recurrent cardiac tamponade. No drainage tubes are needed; pericardial fluid is absorbed by the peritoneum; there is no need for double lumen tubes for single lung ventilation and the subxiphoid incisions are small and almost painless.


How to cite this article:
Kallianpur AA, Samra SS, Nimbran V, Gupta R, Akkarappatty C, Gupta N, Gupta G. Pericardial-peritoneal window: A novel palliative treatment for malignant and recurrent cardiac tamponade.Indian J Palliat Care 2013;19:116-118


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Kallianpur AA, Samra SS, Nimbran V, Gupta R, Akkarappatty C, Gupta N, Gupta G. Pericardial-peritoneal window: A novel palliative treatment for malignant and recurrent cardiac tamponade. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];19:116-118
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