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Medical Term:

talc operation


Definition: an obsolete operation in which magnesium silicate (talc) powder is applied to the epicardium to create a sterile granulomatous pericarditis and thus promote pericardial anastomoses with the coronary circulation.

Synonym(s): poudrage2

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