Constrictive pericarditis after sclerosing therapy with mitomycin C for malignant pericardial effusion: Report of a case

M. T. Lin, P. C. Yang, K. T. Luh

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Abstract

Malignant pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade is a life- threatening oncological emergency. Pericardiocentesis with sclerosing therapy is a life-saving palliative treatment procedure. Because of the short life expectancy in these patients, pericardial constriction after pericardial sclerosing therapy has been rarely reported in the literature. We report a patient with malignant pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade which was successfully controlled by intrapericardial mitomycin C instillation. This patient developed pericardial constriction six months after mitomycin C pericardial sclerosis. It should be noted that pericardial constriction may occur if a patient survives long enough after successful pericardial sclerosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-252
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Volume93
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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