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Table 2 The demography, primary malignancy, operative time, hospital stay and the survival of the 22 patients operated with MCPF

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

No Age Sex Primary malignancy Op time (min.) Hosp stay (days) Survival (days) Status 2011.05.31.
1 51 m pulmonary 20 11 131  
2 53 m pulmonary 20 10 487  
3 68 f pulmonary 30 10 ?  
4 53 f breast 35 11 1207  
5 50 f ? 50 9 ?  
6 46 f breast 25 8 ?  
7 47 m pulmonary 40 7 20  
8 72 f ? 40 9 1275 alive
9 50 f breast 40 10 135  
10 47 m pulmonary 25 8 ?  
11 65 m pulmonary 35 10 93  
12 71 f hematologic 50 10 495  
13 57 f breast 40 9 334  
14 54 m ? 20 10 65  
15 26 m pulmonary 20 11 231  
16 60 m pulmonary 40 10 88  
17 73 f breast 20 10 730 alive
18 59 m pulmonary 30 11 173  
19 67 f pulmonary 30 7 ?  
20 61 f breast 25 7 ?  
21 68 f hematologic 30 9 ?  
22 55 m pulmonary 25 10 ?  
Mean 57    31 9.4 390  
SD 11    9.5 1.3 413  
    mean pulmonary 28.6 9.5 175*  
    SD pulmonary 7.4 1.5 153  
    mean breast 30.8 9.2 601*  
    SD breast 8.6 1.5 473  
  1. *Statistically significant difference, p < 0.05.
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