The Diagnostic Value of Pericardial Fluid and Pericardial Biopsy: Single Center Experiences

Yildirim M., Ustaalioglu R., Erkan M., Ustaalioglu B. B. O. , Demirbag H., Yasaroglu M., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.19, no.1, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf.1328
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM


Background: Patients with recurrent pericardial effusion and pericardial tamponade are usually treated in thoracic surgery clinics by VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) or open pericardial window operation. The diagnostic importance of pathological evaluation of the pericardial fluid and tissue in the same patients has been reported in few studies. We reviewed pathological examination of the pericardial tissue and fluid specimens and the effect on the clinical treatment in our clinic, and compared the results with the literature.