postpericardiectomy syndrome

postpericardiectomy syndrome

 [pōst-per″e-kahr″de-ek´tah-me]
delayed pericardial or pleural reaction, with fever, chest pains, and signs of pleural and/or pericardial inflammation, following opening of the pericardium.
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