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Vol 9, No 1 (2013)
Case report
Published online: 2013-04-02
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Cardiac tamponade in breast cancer patient as a manifestation of the recurrence

Joanna Huszno, Danuta Starzyczny-Słota, Marek Boba, Elżbieta Nowara
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(1):37-40.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2013)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2013-04-02

Abstract

Cardiac tamponade is life-threatening state caused by fluid accumulation in the pericardial sac and consequently by increase of intrapericardial pressure. In neoplastic disease pericardiac involvement which manifests clinical symptoms as cardiac tamponade occurred uncommon and  can be cancer first symptom or develop in it’s terminal period. The most common neoplastic cause of the pericardial effusion are metastatic tumors, especially from lung and breast cancer. In this case report cardiac tamponade was the first symptom of breast cancer recurrence and then occurred again during systemic treatment as the symptom of disease progression.

Abstract

Cardiac tamponade is life-threatening state caused by fluid accumulation in the pericardial sac and consequently by increase of intrapericardial pressure. In neoplastic disease pericardiac involvement which manifests clinical symptoms as cardiac tamponade occurred uncommon and  can be cancer first symptom or develop in it’s terminal period. The most common neoplastic cause of the pericardial effusion are metastatic tumors, especially from lung and breast cancer. In this case report cardiac tamponade was the first symptom of breast cancer recurrence and then occurred again during systemic treatment as the symptom of disease progression.

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Keywords

breast cancer; cardiac tamponade; chemotherapy

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Title

Cardiac tamponade in breast cancer patient as a manifestation of the recurrence

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2013)

Article type

Case report

Pages

37-40

Published online

2013-04-02

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(1):37-40.

Keywords

breast cancer
cardiac tamponade
chemotherapy

Authors

Joanna Huszno
Danuta Starzyczny-Słota
Marek Boba
Elżbieta Nowara

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