Pericardial Meshing: A New Technique to Facilitate Primary Tension-Free Pericardial Closure

Eli Milgalter, Gideon Uretzky, Shalom Zilberman, Dov V. Shimon, Azai Appelbaum, Joseph B. Borman

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Abstract

A method is described to facilitate pericardial approximation at the conclusion of open-heart surgical procedures. Before sternal closure, the anterior pericardium is meshed by multiple longitudinal incisions until tension-free closure is possible. The technique was developed by animal experimentation and is now being performed in patients. It has proven to be simple, safe, and effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-635
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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