Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1968;11(2):73-80.
Published online February 28, 1968.
Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis in Childhood
S.Y. Lee1, S.C. Kang1, C.S. Ra1, C.Y. Hong1, Y.K. Lee2
1Dept, of Pediatrics, College of Medicinet Seoul National University
2Dept, of Surgery, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
小兒의 慢性 緊縮性 心囊炎
李純鎬1, 姜碩哲1, 羅昌洙1, 洪彰義1, 李寧菌2
1서울大學校 醫科大學 小兒科學敎室
2서울犬學校 醫科大學 外科學敎室
Five cases of chronic constrictive pericarditis were presented. The youngest patient was 5 year-old and all of 5 cases were male. The common chief complaints were abdominal distention and dyspnea with the duration between 5 months to 3 years. Engorgement of neck vein and hepatomegaly were found in all 5 cases. Ascites and abdominal distention were found in 4 cases. Chest X-ray, EKG and cardiac catheterization studies were performed. The etiology was tuberculous in three cases, staphylococcal in one case and idiopathic in 1 patient. Pericardiectomy was performed in all 5 cases. Post-operative results were excellent to good in 3 cases and fair in 2 patients. A brief review of literatures was made.

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