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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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