Should we forget the road that led to where we are now?


We read with interest the article by Totté et al. from Antwerp [3] and we agreed with them on the obvious advantages of the transabdominal approach for pericardial drainage. It is less invasive and aggressive and also more patient-friendly than subxyphoid external drainage (Larrey) or the pericardiopleural window. The procedure itself does not compromise… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-002-9129-7


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