postcommissurotomy syndrome


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postcommissurotomy syndrome

 [pōst-kom″ĭ-sher-ot´ah-me]
fever, chest pain, pleuritis, pericarditis, and pneumonia, occurring frequently in patients who have undergone mitral commissurotomy, and sometimes related to cytomegalic inclusion disease.

post·per·i·car·di·ot·o·my syn·drome

pericarditis, with or without fever and often in repeated episodes, weeks to months after cardiac surgery.

postcommissurotomy syndrome

(pōst-kŏm′ə-sho͝o-rŏt′ə-mē, -so͝o-)
n.
A syndrome of uncertain cause appearing within a few weeks after an operation on a cardiac valve, characterized by fever, chest pain, pericardial rub or effusion, and pleural rub or effusion.

postcommissurotomy syndrome

[-kəmis′yərot′əmē]
Etymology: L, post, after, commissura, a union; Gk, temnein, to cut
a condition of unknown cause occurring within the first few weeks after cardiac valvular surgery, characterized by intermittent episodes of pain and fever, which may last weeks or months and then resolve spontaneously.

post·per·i·car·di·ot·o·my syn·drome

(pōst-per'i-kahr-dē-ot'ŏ-mē sin'drōm)
Pericarditis, with or without fever and often in repeated episodes, weeks to months after cardiac surgery.
Synonym(s): postcommissurotomy syndrome.