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Case report
Published online: 2011-04-28
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Cardiac tamponade as the first clinical manifestation of the lung cancer

Beata Goleniewska, Marzenna Zielińska
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(1):37-39.

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Vol 7, No 1 (2011)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2011-04-28

Abstract

The most common causes of cancer pericardial effusion, leading to cardiac tamponade are metastatic tumors, especially metastatic lung cancer — adenocarcinoma. Cardiac tamponade is rarely caused by primary tumors (mesothelioma). Cardiac tamponade is usually a consequence of a disseminated neoplastic process and it is very rarely the first clinical manifestation of neoplastic diseases. The presence of cardiac tamponade shows an advanced grade of neoplastic process and it is connected with poor clinical outcome. Therapeutic options are pericardiectomy, pricardiocentesis, radiotherapy and intrapericardial chemotherapy. However, the median survival time, from the moment of diagnosis, is estimated from 7 days to 12 months. This paper, presents a case of 69-year old patient with cardiac tamponade as the first manifestation of disseminated neoplastic disease.

Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 1: 37–39

Abstract

The most common causes of cancer pericardial effusion, leading to cardiac tamponade are metastatic tumors, especially metastatic lung cancer — adenocarcinoma. Cardiac tamponade is rarely caused by primary tumors (mesothelioma). Cardiac tamponade is usually a consequence of a disseminated neoplastic process and it is very rarely the first clinical manifestation of neoplastic diseases. The presence of cardiac tamponade shows an advanced grade of neoplastic process and it is connected with poor clinical outcome. Therapeutic options are pericardiectomy, pricardiocentesis, radiotherapy and intrapericardial chemotherapy. However, the median survival time, from the moment of diagnosis, is estimated from 7 days to 12 months. This paper, presents a case of 69-year old patient with cardiac tamponade as the first manifestation of disseminated neoplastic disease.

Onkol. Prak. Klin. 2011; 7, 1: 37–39

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Keywords

cardiac tamponade; adenocarcinoma; lung cancer

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Title

Cardiac tamponade as the first clinical manifestation of the lung cancer

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 7, No 1 (2011)

Article type

Case report

Pages

37-39

Published online

2011-04-28

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2011;7(1):37-39.

Keywords

cardiac tamponade
adenocarcinoma
lung cancer

Authors

Beata Goleniewska
Marzenna Zielińska

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