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Primary cardiac lymphoma presenting with cardiac tamponade.
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PMID:  20354959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is rare and occurs more commonly in immunocompromised patients. It can present in various ways, and diagnosis is particularly challenging, especially for the unsuspecting physician. We report a case of PCL in an immunocompetent 55-year-old man who initially presented with pyrexia of unknown origin, chest pain, dyspnea, and few early clinical signs, but who was later found to have cardiac tamponade and a large cardiac mass on echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance. A high index of suspicion is needed to diagnose PCL, and echocardiogram remains an important diagnostic tool.
Lee Fong Ling; Ping Chai; Adrian C L Kee; Kian Keong Poh; Diana G S Lim; Abdul Razakjr Bin Omar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American heart hospital journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1751-7168     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Heart Hosp J     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-31     Completed Date:  2011-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101156064     Medline TA:  Am Heart Hosp J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E125-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiac Department, National University Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis*,  etiology,  ultrasonography
Chest Pain
Fever of Unknown Origin
Gadolinium / diagnostic use
Heart Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Lymphoma / complications,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Middle Aged
Pericardial Effusion / etiology
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