Cardiac tamponade as a presentation of extracardiac malignancy.

@article{Fraser1980CardiacTA,
  title={Cardiac tamponade as a presentation of extracardiac malignancy.},
  author={RobertB. Fraser and J B Viloria and Naikao Wang},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1980},
  volume={45 7},
  pages={
          1697-1704
        }
}
Three cases of adenocarcinoma of the lung manifesting as acute pericardial effusion with tamponade are presented and the medical literature concerning this unusual manifestation of extracardiac malignancy is reviewed. We have found 22 cases of carcinoma and 4 cases of sarcoma. Of the carcinomas, 14 of 19 (74%) with known primary are pulmonary and 13 of 18 (72%) with tissue diagnosis are adenocarcinomas. Daignosis was made by cytologic examination of pericardial fluid in 14 of 16 cases (87%) in… CONTINUE READING
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