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The post-pericardiotomy syndrome is an uncommon complication of chest trauma. We present a case of recurrent pleural and pericardial effusions, pyrexia, pain in the chest and ECG changes of pericarditis in a young man with a penetrating chest injury.
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- Gibbon's Surgery of the Chest. Vol. II. Saunders, Philadelphia1983: 993 4th Ed.
- Association of anti-heart antibodies and circulating immune complexes in post-pericardiotomy syndrome.Clin. Exp. Immunol. 1984; 57: 423
Accepted: December 29, 1986
© 1987 Published by Elsevier Inc.