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postcommissurotomy syndrome

postcommissurotomy syndrome in Medicine

postcommissurotomy syndrome post·com·mis·sur·ot·o·my syndrome (pōst-kŏm'ə-shu-rŏt'ə-mē, -su-)
n.
A syndrome of uncertain cause appearing within a few weeks after an operation on a cardiac valve, characterized by fever, chest pain, pericardial rub or effusion, and pleural rub or effusion.

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