Mesothelioma Publication - Primary Malignant Pericardial Mesothelioma
This is an abstract of an article about primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma published at PubMed by the
NIH.Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma temporarily
reduced by radiation therapy: a case report
Tsuda T, Nakata T, Inoue T, Kamishirado H, Sakuma M, Tohara S, Takayanagi K,
Hayashi T, Morooka S.
Department of Cardiology, Koshigaya Hospital, Dokkyo
University School of Medicine, Saitama. firstname.lastname@example.org
J Cardiol. 2004
A 47-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of cardiomegaly and
pericardial effusion. She complained of a cough.
echocardiography, and magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass on the
pericardium. Exploratory surgery revealed a solid tumor invading the pericardium
over the aortic arch and main pulmonary artery. Histological examination
indicated primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma. After 58 Gy radiation, the
size of the tumor was temporarily reduced and the patient's symptoms
However, the tumor enlarged and her symptoms reappeared 7
months after temporary improvement. Eighteen months after the development of
cough, the patient died suddenly.
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