Pleuropericardial effusions in children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A report of 2 cases.

@article{Schraader1987PleuropericardialEI,
  title={Pleuropericardial effusions in children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A report of 2 cases.},
  author={E B Schraader and Peter B. Hesseling},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1987},
  volume={72 12},
  pages={878-81}
}
Two children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) who presented with pleuropericardial effusions are reported on. Pericardial effusions are very unusual in children with mediastinal nodal NHL. In the first patient, who presented with a pleural effusion and pericardial tamponade, the diagnosis of NHL was obscured by a false-positive report of acid-fast bacilli… CONTINUE READING