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Pediatr Cardiol. 2005 Nov-Dec;26(6):872-6.

Effusive--constrictive epicarditis that developed more than 5 years after ventricular septal defect closure: two cases relieved by epicardiectomy.

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Department of Pediatircs, Jichi Medical School, Minamikawachi, Tochigi, 329-0498, Japan. soeji@jichi.ac.jp

Abstract

We describe two children diagnosed with effusive-constrictive epicarditis that developed more than 5 years after ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure. Constrictive epicarditis is extremely rare in children and there are few reports of infants with effusive-constrictive epicarditis associated with congenital heart disease surgery. This is the first pediatric case report of effusive-constrictive epicarditis occurring after VSD closure that was relieved by epicardiectomy.

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16206029
DOI:
10.1007/s00246-005-0990-8
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