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graves disease and constrictive pericarditis

J Kralstein, W Frishman
Pericardial involvement in malignant disease is fairly common. Usually the various clinical presentations--effusion, tamponade, constriction--occur in patients with known malignancy. Primary malignancy of the pericardium is rare, whereas secondary tumor involvement of the pericardium is more frequently observed. The common secondary solid tumors involving the pericardium are from lung and breast carcinomas; of the nonhematologic malignancies, lymphomas and leukemias are most frequent. A high index of suspicion in patients with malignancy, along with a history, physical examination, x-ray films, ECG, and echocardiography, will often make the diagnosis in a hemodynamically compromised patient...
March 1987: American Heart Journal
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