Massive pericardial effusion and multiple pericardial masses due to an anterior mediastinal teratoma rupturing in pericardial sac.

A 25 -year-old Egyptian man presented to our unit for the evaluation of a large pericardial effusion. At 1 month before presentation he suffered from daily bouts of fever. Chest x-ray revealed cardiomegaly, echocardiography showed large pericardial effusion and multiple pericardial masses. Needle pericardiocentesis revealed a bloody exudate with no… CONTINUE READING