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WINDOW. An opening made in the wall of a house to admit light and air, and to enable those who are in to look out.
     2. The owner has a right to make as many windows in his house when not built on the line of his property as he may deem proper, although by so doing be may destroy the privacy of his neighbors. Bac. Ab. Actions in general, B.
     3. In cities and towns it is evident that the owner of a house cannot open windows in the partition wall without the consent of the owner of the adjoining property, unless he possesses the right of having ancient lights. (q.v.) The opening of such windows and destroying the privacy of the adjoining property, is not, however, actionable; the remedy against such encroachment is by obstructing them, without encroaching upon the rights of the party who opened them, so as to prevent a right from being acquired by twenty years use. 3 Camp. 82.

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In most cases, diagnosis is established by simultaneous pericardiocentesis and pericardial window to protect against future development of tamponade.
Pericardiectomy, drainage of 900 cc of yellow effusion, and tube thoracostomy were performed, and a pericardial window was constructed to the right side of the heart.
Abdominal ultrasound demonstrated a flattened IVC and significant abdominal ascites, so a subxiphoid pericardial window (to exclude pericardial tamponade) was performed and bilateral thoracostomy tubes were placed to ensure that extrinsic compression was not the cause of right atrial underfilling.
Before a pericardial window could be performed, the patient suffered a cardiac arrest requiring a bedside pericardiocentesis which yielded 850 cc of bloody fluid and a prolonged resuscitation effort.
A pericardial window was offered to the patient, given the large amount of effusion present and the need for a definitive diagnosis of the atrial mass that could be accomplished by biopsy, considering that the patient also had a remote history of melanoma with some minimal lymphatic invasion, which had been excised previously.