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Vol 69, No 5 (2011)
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Published online: 2011-05-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Cardiac tamponade as the initial symptom of lung cancer

Bartosz Puchalski, Marta Starczewska, Łukasz Koperski, Jarosław Żyłkowski, Franciszek Majstrak, Barbara Górnicka, Krzysztof Filipiak
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(5):482-485.

open access

Vol 69, No 5 (2011)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2011-05-18
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We report a case of a 55 year-old woman in whom cardiac tamponade was first symptom of lung cancer. The pericardium is involved in about 12% of patients with malignant disease. Cardiac tamponade is life-threatening situation. In our case diagnosis was made on clinical symptoms and echocardiography. Only urgent pericardiocentesis performed under echocardiograhic guidance can save patient’s life. In described case final diagnosis was made on histological examination. We should take into the consideration lung cancer in differentiation causes of cardiac tamponade.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 5: 482–485

Abstract

We report a case of a 55 year-old woman in whom cardiac tamponade was first symptom of lung cancer. The pericardium is involved in about 12% of patients with malignant disease. Cardiac tamponade is life-threatening situation. In our case diagnosis was made on clinical symptoms and echocardiography. Only urgent pericardiocentesis performed under echocardiograhic guidance can save patient’s life. In described case final diagnosis was made on histological examination. We should take into the consideration lung cancer in differentiation causes of cardiac tamponade.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 5: 482–485
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Keywords

cardiac tamponade; lung cancer; pericardiocentesis

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Title

Cardiac tamponade as the initial symptom of lung cancer

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 5 (2011)

Pages

482-485

Published online

2011-05-18

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(5):482-485.

Keywords

cardiac tamponade
lung cancer
pericardiocentesis

Authors

Bartosz Puchalski
Marta Starczewska
Łukasz Koperski
Jarosław Żyłkowski
Franciszek Majstrak
Barbara Górnicka
Krzysztof Filipiak

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