Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 148, Issue 1, pp 2–9 | Cite as

Malignant pericardial effusions

  • Paul D. Doherty
  • Eamon C. Sweeney
  • Celia M. Oakley


Two rare malignancies, a primary pericardial mesothelioma and a primary yolk sac tumour of the anterior mediastinum, presenting with the clinical picture of cardiac tamponade and sanguinous pericardial effusions were diagnosed during life. The case histories and pathological findings are reported.


Pericardial Effusion Angiosarcoma Measle Virus Pericardial Fluid Anterior Mediastinum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul D. Doherty
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Eamon C. Sweeney
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Celia M. Oakley
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.The Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolHammersmith HospitalLondon
  2. 2.Department of Histopathology, Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolHammersmith HospitalLondon
  3. 3.Thoracic UnitHospital for Sick ChildrenLondon

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