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Clin Transl Oncol. 2006 Sep;8(9):694-6.

Recurrent pericardial effusion as initial manifestation of primary diffuse pericardial malignant mesothelioma.

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Department of Oncology, General Universitary Hospital from Elche, Alicante, Spain. mjmolinagarrido@hotmail.com

Abstract

The case of a 61-year-old woman who presented a recurrent symptomatic pericardial effusion and a malignant cardiac tamponade six months prior to the detection of a mediastinal anterior mass is described. Diffuse malignant pericardial mesothelioma was diagnosed after mediastinal mass biopsy. The patient underwent further oncological evaluation followed by chemotherapy.

PMID:
17005474
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