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Subacute tuberculous pericarditis with fibroelastic constriction diagnosed upon pericardiectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10834457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with subacute pericarditis showed no evidence suggesting tuberculosis until pericardiectomy was performed because of hemodynamic deterioration. The excised pericardium had a rubbery fibroelastic consistency; histologically, there were granulomatous changes characteristic of tuberculosis. Although tuberculous pericarditis is a difficult diagnosis, this case illustrates the diagnostic and therapeutic importance of early pericardiectomy before myocardial inflammatory infiltration occurs together with end-stage pericardial fibrosis and calcification.
T Ryoke; H Kakukawa; H Kunichika; Y Nishimura; H Sakai; Y Minami; T Fujii; M Matsuzaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese circulation journal     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0047-1828     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-14     Completed Date:  2000-09-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806868     Medline TA:  Jpn Circ J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Konan Saint Hill Hospital, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular
Middle Aged
Pericarditis, Constrictive / etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Tuberculosis, Cardiovascular / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
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