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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.
Acute symptoms are treated with pericardiocentesis or a pericardial window procedure.
Frazier describes a sub-xyphoid pericardial window for direct observation of the heart as the catheter was withdrawn [3].
Treatment options for malignant pericardial effusions include pericardiocentesis, pericardial window and systemic chemotherapy.
Chest pain was relieved by creating a pericardial window into the pleural space.
Closed Heart Surgery for BT Shunt, PDA, Coarctation Repair, Pulmonary Artery Banding, Pericardial Window, Permanent Pacemaker Insertion, Coarctation Repair and Pulmonary Artery Banding;
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.