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Table 1 Different surgical methods for solving pericardial effusion in the examined period

From: Mediastinoscope-controlled parasternal fenestration of the pericardium: definitive surgical palliation of malignant pericardial effusion

Percutaneous pericardiocentesis + drain 23
Subxyphoideal fenestration 23
Mediastinoscopy-controlled parasternal fenestration 22
Transdiaphragnatic pericardio-peritoneal fenestration 2
VATS pericardio-pleural fenestration 2
Thoracotomy, pericardio-pleural fenestration 1
Total 73
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