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A rare cause of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: primary pericardial mesothelioma masquerading as pericardial constriction.
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PMID:  24654246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We present a case of a 30-year-old woman with a history of HIV and hepatitis C who sought medical attention because of severe oedema of the lower limbs and abdomen. CT of the chest showed a thickened pericardium, and cardiac catheterisation demonstrated constrictive physiology. She underwent pericardiectomy, but the procedure was unsuccessful because the pericardium was densely adherent to the myocardium. After consultation with several pathologists, she was diagnosed with primary pericardial mesothelioma (PPM), an exceedingly rare cardiac tumour with a fatal prognosis. She died within 3 months of presentation. The details of the case as well as pertinent literature are reviewed.
Russell Fernandes; Shravan Nosib; Dorothy Thomson; Nick Baniak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-03-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-03-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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