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Pericardial tamponade as the first manifestation of bronchial adenocarcinoma

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 29, No. 4, 163-166

Dorota Kuzemko1, Dariusz Baranowski1, AndrzejPrystupa1, Ewa Fidor-Mikita2,
Patrycja Lachowska-Kotowska1, Grzegorz Dzida1

1 Chair and Department of Internal Diseases Medical University of Lublin Independent Clinical Hospital No. 1 in Lublin, Staszica 16, 20-081 Lublin, Poland
2 Second Department of Radiology Medical University of Lublin

DOI: 10.1515/cipms-2016-0034

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Abstract

Case report. A 58-year-old woman was admitted to the Department of Internal Diseases due to resting dyspnoea, tachycardia and malaise. Her chest X-ray revealed inflammatory lesions, and empiric antibiotic therapy was initiated. Chest CT was then performed which showed lung tumours. During hospitalization, the patient suddenly developed cardiogenic shock induced by pericardial tamponade. The fluid from pericardium was subsequently collected. An histopathological examination of the fluid showed the presence of atypical cells. The patient then underwent bronchoscopy, the biopsy material of which revealed bronchial adenocarcinoma.

Keywords

cardiac tamponade, lung neoplasms, pericar.

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