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Malignant pericardial effusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21366469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 48-year-old man with a history of alcohol and tobacco abuse presented to the emergency department with a 2-month history of progressive dyspnea. Physical examination revealed distention of the jugular vein and an enlarged left cervical lymph node. An anteroposterior chest radiograph showed cardiomegaly (Panel A). Computed tomographic imaging of the chest (Panel B) revealed a large pericardial effusion (asterisk), a lung mass in the left lower lobe, and necrotic-appearing left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy. Echocardiography confirmed the presence of a circumferential pericardial effusion (Panels C and D and video; asterisk). Diastolic collapse of the right ventricular (RV) free wall (Panel C, . . .
Authors:
Wei Xiong; Chanjuan Shi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New England journal of medicine     Volume:  364     ISSN:  1533-4406     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Engl. J. Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0255562     Medline TA:  N Engl J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e18     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR wxiong2@uams.edu.
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