Fibrin Sealant Patch to Treat Dialysis-Associated Hemorrhagic Pericarditis


A 73-year-old male patient with a 3-year history of hemodialysis was admitted for the treatment of pericardial effusion. Echocardiography suggested a diagnosis of effusive pericarditis. Pericardiocentesis was performed several times. Six weeks after the admission, the patient developed cardiac tamponade. Surgical pericardiotomy showed the epicardium had a diffuse shaggy and hemorrhagic surface. To control diffuse oozing, fibrin sealant patches (Tachosil; CSL Behring, Tokyo, Japan) were attached to the epicardium. Oozing was then controlled.

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Isoda, S. , Kimura, T. , Tanaka, K. , Nishimura, K. , Yamanaka, N. , Taguchi, S. , Karube, N. , Uchida, K. and Imoto, K. (2015) Fibrin Sealant Patch to Treat Dialysis-Associated Hemorrhagic Pericarditis. Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, 5, 1-3. doi: 10.4236/ojts.2015.51001.

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