Postpericardiotomy syndrome after thymothymectomy: Report of two cases

Shungo Yukumi, Hideaki Suzuki, Yasuaki Kashu, Mikio Okazaki, Yoshifumi Sano

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Two cases of postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) after thymothymectomy associated with pericardiotomy are described. The incidence of PPS in cardiac operations is reportedly 10-30%. Although no reports have been described in the English literature, our retrospective analysis revealed similar incidents following mediastinal tumor operation associated with pericardiotomy in cardiac surgery. Clinicians should thus be aware of this syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-464
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Postpericardiotomy syndrome
  • Thymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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