CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS FROM RADIATION Table 1 Pertinent Clinical Features in Patients With Constrictive Pericarditis Due to Irradiation


Between 1955 and 1972, eight children receiving mediastinal irradiation for intrathoracic malignancy developed constrictive pericarditis. Six of these followed irradiation for Hodgkin's disease and represent 7% of 86 children receiving irradiation for that disease. In patients with Hodgkin's disease, the development of constrictive pericarditis was related… (More)


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