Extracardiac malignancy presenting with cardiac tamponade

J. Jarchowsky, S. Shalitin, L. Plavnik

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We describe a 65-year-old man with cardiac tamponade as the first manifestation of malignancy. Biochemical, bacteriological and cytological examinations of the pericardial fluid were not diagnostic. Abdominal CT showed a mass in the right adrenal and fine needle aspiration revealed metastatic carcinoma. The patient died 4 months later with the clinical and roentgenological picture of bronchogenic carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-367
Number of pages3
Issue number10
StatePublished - 15 Nov 1991
Externally publishedYes


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