postirradiation pericarditis

pericardial inflammation, acute or chronic, resulting from high dose radiotherapy, often beginning as exudative effusion with fibrin deposits and sometimes progressing to chronic pericardial effusion or constrictive pericarditis. It may present decades after radiation exposure.

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