Hello and Welcome to HealingWell. I have read of children as young as 16 having a pericardiectomy. I do not know what the youngest age has been.
If you are having doubts re this procedure please do seek a second opinion for your daughter. I understand your concerns.
Again a warm welcome to HealingWell.
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