Inflammatory epicardial reaction to processed bovine pericardium: case report.

@article{Skinner1984InflammatoryER,
  title={Inflammatory epicardial reaction to processed bovine pericardium: case report.},
  author={Jonathan R Skinner and Hyun-Jin Kim and R S Toon and C Kongtahworn and S. J. Phillips and R H Zeff},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1984},
  volume={88 5 Pt 1},
  pages={789-91}
}
Processed bovine pericardium is increasingly used as a pericardial substitute. It is allegedly nonreactive with epicardium, but adequate clinical data are lacking on this subject. A case report is presented wherein a dense epicardial reaction to processed bovine pericardium was found at reoperation. Histologic examination confirmed the presence of a severe… CONTINUE READING