Total robotic-enhanced pericardiectomy for effusive pericarditis.


With the DaVinci Robot only recently in clinical use, limitations of video-assisted thoracoscopy could disappear due to Endo-Wrist features, tremor cancellation and three-dimensional view. This report describes the total endoscopic pericardiectomy successfully achieved with robotic assistance in a 50-year-old man suffering from effusive pericarditis. 


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