Vol 60, No 2 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Pericarditis as a consequence and first symptom of microcellular lung carcinoma - a case report

Robert Skalik, Arkadiusz Derkacz, Dariusz Biały, Dariusz Sowiński, Dorota Adamczyk-Gajda
Kardiol Pol 2004;60(2):138-140.
Vol 60, No 2 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a patient suffering from Streptococcal suppurative pericarditis with cardiac tamponade and acute renal failure as a first symptom of disseminated lung cancer is presented. The examination of pericardial fluid only confirmed Streptococcal infection as a cause of exsudative pericarditis. The neoplasmatic cells were not found in the examined fluid. Next, chest CT and bronchoscopy were performed due to the lack of clinical improvement, recurrence of severe pericardial effusion and enlargement of the upper mediastinum found on chest radiogram. CT and bronchoscopy allowed to establish the final diagnosis - disseminated lung cancer.

Abstract

Abstract: A case of a patient suffering from Streptococcal suppurative pericarditis with cardiac tamponade and acute renal failure as a first symptom of disseminated lung cancer is presented. The examination of pericardial fluid only confirmed Streptococcal infection as a cause of exsudative pericarditis. The neoplasmatic cells were not found in the examined fluid. Next, chest CT and bronchoscopy were performed due to the lack of clinical improvement, recurrence of severe pericardial effusion and enlargement of the upper mediastinum found on chest radiogram. CT and bronchoscopy allowed to establish the final diagnosis - disseminated lung cancer.
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Keywords

pericarditis - disseminated lung cancer

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Title

Pericarditis as a consequence and first symptom of microcellular lung carcinoma - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 60, No 2 (2004)

Pages

138-140

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;60(2):138-140.

Keywords

pericarditis - disseminated lung cancer

Authors

Robert Skalik
Arkadiusz Derkacz
Dariusz Biały
Dariusz Sowiński
Dorota Adamczyk-Gajda

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