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Pericardial angiosarcoma after mediastinal irradiation for seminoma. A case report and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8756389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Second malignancies are a well recognized complication of radiation therapy. METHODS: We performed a computer search of the literature using the Medline Database for Pericardial Tumors and Post-Irradiation Sarcomas. RESULTS: The case history of a patient who developed a radiation-induced pericardial angiosarcoma is described. We present a detailed review of pericardial sarcomas. CONCLUSIONS: We believe this to be the first report of a radiation-induced pericardial sarcoma. The importance of continued long-term observation for patients who receive mediastinal irradiation is stressed.
M J Killion; H S Brodovsky; R Schwarting
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cancer     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0008-543X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cancer     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-13     Completed Date:  1996-09-13     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374236     Medline TA:  Cancer     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  912-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hemangiosarcoma / etiology*,  pathology*
Lymphatic Metastasis
Mediastinum / radiation effects*
Middle Aged
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / etiology*,  pathology*
Pericardium / pathology*,  radiation effects*
Seminoma / pathology,  radiotherapy*
Testicular Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery

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