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Case report
Cardiac tamponade as the first symptom of oesophageal carcinoma – a case report

Bohdan Nessler, Andrzej Paradowski, Jadwiga Nessler, Anna Libionka, Marcin Misztal, Paweł Latacz, Wiesława Piwowarska, Piotr Nalepa, J. Włodarczyk, Henryk Olechnowicz
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(3):312-315.

open access

Vol 64, No 3 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-03-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 56-year-old male who was admitted to our hospital due to cardiac tamponade. A 600 ml of purulent fluid was evacuated from the pericardium. The patient received antibiotics, however, due to recurrent pericardial effusion a pericardial drainage was required. Esophagoscopy and computerised tomography revealed oesophageal carcinoma with oesophago-pericardial fistula.

Abstract

We present a case of a 56-year-old male who was admitted to our hospital due to cardiac tamponade. A 600 ml of purulent fluid was evacuated from the pericardium. The patient received antibiotics, however, due to recurrent pericardial effusion a pericardial drainage was required. Esophagoscopy and computerised tomography revealed oesophageal carcinoma with oesophago-pericardial fistula.
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Keywords

cardiac tamponade; oesophageal carcinoma

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Title

Case report
Cardiac tamponade as the first symptom of oesophageal carcinoma – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 3 (2006)

Pages

312-315

Published online

2006-03-29

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(3):312-315.

Keywords

cardiac tamponade
oesophageal carcinoma

Authors

Bohdan Nessler
Andrzej Paradowski
Jadwiga Nessler
Anna Libionka
Marcin Misztal
Paweł Latacz
Wiesława Piwowarska
Piotr Nalepa
J. Włodarczyk
Henryk Olechnowicz

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