adhesive pericarditis

adhesive pericarditis n pericarditis in which adhesions form between the two layers of pericardium see ACCRETIO CORDIS, CONCRETIO CORDIS

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a condition resulting from the presence of dense fibrous tissue between the parietal and visceral layers of the pericardium. There may be complete obliteration of the pericardial cavity, or there may be adhesions extending from the pericardium to the mediastinum (mediastinopericarditis), diaphragm, and chest wall (accretio cordis, accretio pericardii).

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