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Symptomatic pericardial effusion in Hodgkin's lymphoma: a rare occurrence. Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22678004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pericardial effusion is observed in approximately 5% of patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma but is rarely symptomatic. We report a case in which a 21-year-old woman with newly diagnosed Hodgkin's lymphoma was found to have symptoms and radiographic evidence of pericardial effusion. Symptomatic pericardial effusion in patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma is extremely rare, with few reports in the literature. The mechanism for the heart and pericardial involvement is reviewed along with a description of the presenting symptoms and differential diagnosis.
Authors:
Adam C Adler; Cesar Cestero
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tumori     Volume:  98     ISSN:  2038-2529     ISO Abbreviation:  Tumori     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0111356     Medline TA:  Tumori     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50e-2e     Citation Subset:  IM    
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