Case report| Volume 18, ISSUE 6, P412-414, November 1987

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The post-pericardiotomy syndrome and penetrating injury of the chest

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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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