Minimal Access Approaches to the Pericardium and Pericardial Space

  • Darryl S. Weiman
  • Dennis Nichols


The pericardium consists of a parietal tissue layer and visceral tissue layer that are lined with mesothelial cells. These layers surround a collagenous layer that is about 1 mm thick in the normal state.


Pulmonary Vein Left Atrium Phrenic Nerve Median Sternotomy Constrictive Pericarditis 
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  • Dennis Nichols

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