Recurrent pericardial effusion as initial manifestation of primary diffuse pericardial malignant mesothelioma

Clinical & Translational Oncology. 2006 Sep;8(9):694-6. [Link]

Molina Garrido MJ, Mora Rufete A, Rodriguez-Lescure A, Cascon Perez JD, Ardoy F, Guillen Ponce C, Carrato Mena A.

Department of Oncology. General Universitary Hospital from Elche, Alicante. Spain.


The case of a 61-year-old woman who presented a recurrent symptomatic pericardial effusion and a malignant cardiac tamponade six months prior to the detection of a mediastinal anterior mass is described. Diffuse malignant pericardial mesothelioma was diagnosed after mediastinal mass biopsy. The patient underwent further oncological evaluation followed by chemotherapy.