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Cardiac tamponade caused by a mediastinal teratoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6648405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mediastinal masses in children younger than 2 years often cause symptoms from tracheal compression, but clinical indications later in childhood are less frequent. Mediastinal teratomata arise in the anterior region, and when they produce symptoms these are usually manifestations of tracheal compression, pain, pleural perforation or secondary infection of the tumour. Pericardial perforation is a rare and life-threatening complication. A case of sudden pericardial perforation and cardiac tamponade caused by a mediastinal teratoma is described.
W S Serlo; E Heikkinen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0036-5580     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-26     Completed Date:  1984-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121343     Medline TA:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
Dermoid Cyst / complications*,  surgery
Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications*,  surgery

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