Pericardial tumors

Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology. 2008 Feb;25(1):47-53. [Link]

Luk A, Ahn E, Vaideeswar P, Butany JW.

Department of Pathology, Toronto General Hospital/University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.


Pericardial tumors are rare. A majority of the reported cases are metastatic in nature and indicate a poor prognosis. Primary tumors of the pericardium are extremely rare and occur in a broad age range. This review describes several of the more common lesions: germ cell tumors, solitary fibroma, pericardial mesothelioma, and metastatic disease.