Large pericardial effusion as a complication in adults undergoing SCT

@article{Norkin2011LargePE,
  title={Large pericardial effusion as a complication in adults undergoing SCT},
  author={Maxim Norkin and Voravit Ratanatharathorn and Lois J. Ayash and Muneer Hyder Abidi and Zaid Al-Kadhimi and Lawrence G. Lum and Joseph P. Uberti},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2011},
  volume={46},
  pages={1353-1356}
}
Large pericardial effusion (LPE) leading to cardiac tamponade is a rare complication described in patients undergoing SCT. This complication is considered to be a manifestation of chronic GVHD; however its pathophysiology is poorly understood. Currently, there are no published data systematically describing the incidence, clinical characteristics and outcomes of LPEs in adult stem cell transplant recipients. We retrospectively evaluated 858 adult patients (512 autologous, 148 related and 198… CONTINUE READING

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