ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS AND INTRAPERICARDIAL TROMBUS AFTER OPEN HEART SURGERY
Abdullah Kemal Tuygun, Aybanu Tuygun, Ufuk Çiloğlu, Adlan Olsun, *Nurgül Yurtseven
Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
*Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Anestezi Kliniği, İstanbul
The incidence of constrictive pericarditis has been increasing progressively following open heart surgery. Since, it is rarely encountered the diagnosis and treatment of this entity are somewhat controversial. A patient who developed constrictive pericarditis and organized hematoma leading to mass effect posteriorly to the left atrium, 16 months after aort-coronary bypass operation was presented with literature rewiew and treatment options.
Keywords : Open heart surgery, constrictive pericarditis, coronary bypass
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