Primary cardiac lymphoma is a rare clinical entity with poor prognosis and delayed diagnosis is often due to variable and non-specific clinical presentation. The case of an elderly male is reported with multiple co-morbidities, who had undergone a spinal laminectomy two weeks prior to presentation, later presented to the emergency room (E.R.) with acute chest pain, dyspnea and hypoxemia. A diagnosis of intracardiac thrombus was made, based on the clinical picture and echocardiography findings but per-operatively, he was found to have an extensive, non-resectable cardiac tumor.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2006|
- Burkitt's lymphoma
- Primary cardiac lymphoma
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