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Pericardial Membrane Implants

Definition : Implants designed for repair and/or partial replacement of the pericardium, a double membranous, cone-shaped fibroserous sac enclosing the heart and the roots of the great blood vessels. These implants are typically patches of biologic or synthetic grafts, available in a variety of shapes and sizes according to the intended site of implantation. Biological implants are frequently xenograft patches made of glutaraldehyde-fixed (patches are also available using other fixing techniques) bovine pericardium; synthetic implants are also available.

Entry Terms : "Prostheses, Pericardial" , "Pericardial Substitutes" , "Pericardial Membrane Prostheses"

UMDC code : 17800

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