ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Localized isolated intrapericardial mesothelioma: a case report
Mohammed Alaa Nady1, Hussein Elkhayat1, Mohammed Mahmoud Mostafa1, Maged Abdelfattah2
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Assiut University Hospitals, Egypt
2Department Oncology, South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University, Egypt
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5740
There are several cancers and diseases which affect the pericardial space around the heart, and pericardial mesothelioma is one of the rarest pathology. It is the most common primary malignant pericardial tumor. The clinical presentation of malignant pericardial mesothelioma includes chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing and severe nocturnal sweating. In this article, we report the fifth case of the localized isolated pericardial mesothelioma in the literature and the longest survival at two years reported so far.
Keywords : Mesothelioma; pericardium; thoracotomy
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