concretio cordis

concretio cordis
Extensive adhesion between parietal and visceral layers of the pericardium with partial or complete obliteration of the pericardial cavity. SYN: internal adhesive pericarditis.

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con·cre·tio cor·dis .kän-'krēt-ē-ō-'kȯrd-əs n adhesive pericarditis with the space between the layers of the pericardium mostly or completely obliterated by dense scar tissue

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concretio pericardii a form of adhesive pericarditis in which the pericardial cavity is obliterated.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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