Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55--61

Thoracoscopic window pericardectomy for pyopericardium


R Narayanasami, R Raghupathy, G Rajamani, V Kumaran, R Diraviraj, P Krishnamurthy, S Kannan, N Venkatesamohan, N Babuji, M Natarajan, S Gurunathan 
 Dept. of Pediatric Surgery Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
R Narayanasami
Dept. of Pediatric Surgery Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
India

ABSTRACT: Two boys presented to our unit between March 2003 and August 2003, required pericardectomy. Thoracoscopic window pericardectomy was done for both these children after a full work up. Using the 30 degree telescope the diagnosis of the pyopericardiumwas confirmed. Thick, yellow and non foul smelling pus measuring 300ml was let out and a window pericardectomy was done taking special care to safeguard the phrenic nerves. Both the children made uneventful recovery. The histopathalogical examination of the excised pericardial tissue revealed non specific inflammation in both cases.


How to cite this article:
Narayanasami R, Raghupathy R, Rajamani G, Kumaran V, Diraviraj R, Krishnamurthy P, Kannan S, Venkatesamohan N, Babuji N, Natarajan M, Gurunathan S. Thoracoscopic window pericardectomy for pyopericardium.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2004;9:55-61


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Narayanasami R, Raghupathy R, Rajamani G, Kumaran V, Diraviraj R, Krishnamurthy P, Kannan S, Venkatesamohan N, Babuji N, Natarajan M, Gurunathan S. Thoracoscopic window pericardectomy for pyopericardium. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2004 [cited 2019 Dec 5 ];9:55-61
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