Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy Caused by Intracardiac Mesothelioma
Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals.. 2006 Dec;14(6):517-9. [Link]
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
1 Department of Oncology, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
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We report a case of intracardiac mesothelioma complicated by chronic disseminated intravascular coagulopathy in a 50-year-old woman. Her symptoms were completely relieved by emergency resection of the tumor. Primary resection of the intracardiac mesothelioma is adequate treatment for this complicated surgical problem.