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Cardiac malignant lymphoma: a case report.
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PMID:  9615804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 76 year old man, who had undergone tonsillectomy for non Hodgkin's malignant lymphoma, died suddenly in rapidly evolving cardiogenic shock with electrocardiographic signs of acute lateral myocardial infarction. Post mortem examination showed three cardiac lesions, two in the left ventricle and one in the right atrium, corresponding to the "crista terminalis". Histologic examination of autopsy samples confirmed the presence of lymphoma in the heart, partially affecting the sino atrial node (NSA) but excluding other sites. There was no evidence of acute myocardial infarction in spite of the clinical signs and symptoms. An infarction-type electrocardiographic pattern associated with conduction disturbances in patients with lymphoma should suggest the possibility of cardiac localization of the disease.
C Fava; P Ghidoni; G Broich; L Matturri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anticancer research     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0250-7005     ISO Abbreviation:  Anticancer Res.     Publication Date:    1998 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-19     Completed Date:  1998-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102988     Medline TA:  Anticancer Res     Country:  GREECE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1291-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Pathology, University of Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Fatal Outcome
Heart Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Lymphoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Myocardial Infarction / etiology

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