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Subacute effusive constrictive pericarditis
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Subacute effusive constrictive pericarditis

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Contributors: Ryan Hoefen MD, PhD
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Synopsis

An uncommon disorder triggered by tuberculosis, neoplasia, radiation therapy, or unknown reasons that causes thickening of the visceral pericardium and the presence of tense pericardial effusion. The cardiomediastinal silhouette is markedly enlarged.

Codes

ICD10CM:
I31.9 – Disease of pericardium, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
5836005 – Subacute effusive constrictive pericarditis

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Last Updated: 09/14/2016
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Subacute effusive constrictive pericarditis
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Subacute effusive constrictive pericarditis : Chest pain, Hepatomegaly, Cardiomegaly, Neck vein distension, Pericardial effusion, Pulsus paradoxus
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