Ann Thorac Surg 2002;74:593-595
© 2002 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
a Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Pécs Medical School, Pécs, Hungary
b Department of Intensive Therapy and Anesthesia, University of Pécs Medical School, Pécs, Hungary
Accepted for publication March 14, 2002.
* Address reprint requests to Dr Molnar, Surgical Clinic, University of Pécs Medical School, Department of Thoracic Surgery, H-7632 Pécs, Ifjúság u. 13, Hungary
We report a modification of the previously described VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgical) method of pericardioperitoneal shunt. Our method was used in 5 patients with pericardial tamponade requiring permanent drainage.
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