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Surgical treatment of a primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma: case report

G. Apicella, A. Boulemden, A. Citarella, R. Sushma, A. Szafranek
Pericardial malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare tumour which accounts for about 1% of all mesotheliomas, 4% of the primary heart and pericardial tumours. It carries an extremely poor prognosis, with a reported overall survival of less than 6 months. Clinical symptoms and signs are frequently nonspecific, and the diagnosis is usually made after surgery or at autopsy. We report a case of a 72 years old woman with primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma involving the right atrium. Nine months following surgery, the patient is alive with good performance status.

Publisher URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00015458.2020.1736869

DOI: 10.1080/00015458.2020.1736869

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