accretio cordis

ac·cre·ti·o cor·dis

(ă-krē'shē-ō kōr'dis), Avoid the misspelling acretio cordis.
Adhesion of the pericardium to adjacent extracardiac structures.

accretio cordis

[əkrē′shē·ō]
Etymology: L, accrescere, to increase, cordis, heart
an abnormal condition in which the pericardium adheres to the plurae, diaphragm, or chest wall.

ac·cre·ti·o cor·dis

(ă-krē'shē-ō kōr'dis)
Pericarditis involving an adhesion extending from the pericardium to the mediastinum, pleura, diaphragm, and chest wall.

accretio cordis

(kor′dĭs)
The extension of fibrous bands from the external pericardium to surrounding structures, resulting in angulation and torsion of the heart.
See also: accretio
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