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Excision of a Recurrent Pericardial Cyst Using Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery FREE TO VIEW

Keiichi Horita; Yukinori Sakao; Tsuyoshi Itoh
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From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saga Medical School, Saga, Japan

Keiichi Horita, MD, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saga Medical School, Nabeshima 5-1-1, Saga 8498501, Japan; e-mail: Horita-k@smsnet.saga.med.ac.jp

1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians

Chest. 1998;114(4):1203-1204. doi:10.1378/chest.114.4.1203
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A recurrent pericardial cyst manifested as an enlarging cardiophrenic cyst and was reexcised with the aid of video-assisted thoracic surgery. Video-assisted thoracic surgical excision can be a safe and effective approach, but complete excision should be performed to avoid recurrence.




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