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Primary pericardial mesothelioma unique case and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22740748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 72-year-old woman, on warfarin therapy and with a remote history of breast cancer and radiation treatment, presented with a 10-day history of nausea, dyspnea, dry cough, and dizziness. An electrocardiogram showed new-onset atrial fibrillation. Computed tomography of the chest revealed multiple pulmonary emboli and a pericardial effusion. Echocardiography showed a pericardial effusion with tamponade characteristics. The patient's condition deteriorated, and a pericardiectomy was performed. Histologic evaluation confirmed primary pericardial mesothelioma. She underwent palliative treatment and died 3 months after discharge from the hospital. We discuss the patient's case and the nature of primary pericardial mesothelioma, a rare oncologic entity.
Muhammad Rizwan Sardar; Catherine Kuntz; Toralben Patel; Wajeeha Saeed; Eric Gnall; Shotaro Imaizumi; Leah Lande
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-28     Completed Date:  2012-11-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 19096, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology
Echocardiography, Doppler, Pulsed
Fatal Outcome
Heart Neoplasms* / chemistry,  complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Mesothelioma* / chemistry,  complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Neoplasms, Second Primary*
Palliative Care
Pericardial Effusion / etiology
Pericardium / pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Tumor Markers, Biological / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tumor Markers, Biological

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