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Br Heart J. 1987 January; 57(1): 54–57.
PMCID: PMC1277148

Pericardial constriction caused by primary mesothelioma.

Abstract

Primary pericardial mesothelioma is an extremely rare tumour. This case illustrates the typical late presentation with symptoms and signs of constrictive pericarditis. An unusual feature was complete encasement of the heart by tumour. No satisfactory treatment is available.

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