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Pericardiectomy in children.
  1. R L Van Der Horst,
  2. B T Le Roux

    Abstract

    Thirty-five children under 16 years of age were prepared for pericardiectomy on account of constrictive pericarditis; three died in the immediate preparatory period. Pericardiectomy was undertaken in 32; in 28 the cause was tuberculous. The purpose of this report is to draw attention to the high incidence of constrictive pericarditis in African children in Natal.

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