Video-assisted transportal pericardial window

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1994 Nov;33(3):277-80; discussion 281. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810330318.


Pericardial interventions for the diagnosis and treatment of pericardial disease has been evolving since the 17th century. The controversy over opened or closed procedures, the optimal guidance modality, and techniques for the creation of pericardial windows continues to be debated. This report describes two patients who received the endoscopic approach to creating a pericardial window.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pericardial Effusion / diagnostic imaging
  • Pericardial Effusion / surgery*
  • Pericardial Window Techniques / instrumentation
  • Pericardial Window Techniques / methods*
  • Thoracoscopy / methods
  • Video Recording