Intra-cardiac Burkitt's lymphoma mimicking acute pulmonary embolism

Saulat Fatimi, Sadaf Sheik, Majid Shafiq

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)536-537
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan
Volume16
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Heart Neoplasms
Laminectomy
Burkitt Lymphoma
Delayed Diagnosis
Acute Pain
Chest Pain
Pulmonary Embolism
Dyspnea
Echocardiography
Hospital Emergency Service
Lymphoma
Thrombosis
Morbidity
Hypoxia

Keywords

  • Burkitt's lymphoma
  • Primary cardiac lymphoma
  • Thrombectomy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Intra-cardiac Burkitt's lymphoma mimicking acute pulmonary embolism. / Fatimi, Saulat; Sheik, Sadaf; Shafiq, Majid.

In: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, Vol. 16, No. 8, 08.2006, p. 536-537.

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Fatimi, Saulat ; Sheik, Sadaf ; Shafiq, Majid. / Intra-cardiac Burkitt's lymphoma mimicking acute pulmonary embolism. In: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan. 2006 ; Vol. 16, No. 8. pp. 536-537.
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