Advertisement

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
Article

Summary

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.

Keywords

Pericardial Effusion Angiosarcoma Measle Virus Pericardial Fluid Anterior Mediastinum 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Bestle, J. 1968. Extragonadal endodermal sinus tumours originating in the region of the pineal gland. Acta Path. Microbiol. Scand. 74, 214.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Cardozo, E. L. and Saltet, J. F. 1965. A case of mesothelioma percardii. Acta Med. Scand. 178, 301.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Davis, M. J. 1975. Tumours of the heart and pericardium.In Pathology of the Heart. Eds. A. Pomerance and M. Davis. Oxford. Blackwell Scientific Publications. p. 413.Google Scholar
  4. Dooley, R. N., Beckmann, C. and Hood, R. H. 1968. Primary mesothelioma of the pericardium. J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 55, 719.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Evermann, J. F. and Burnstein, T. 1975. Immune enhancement of the tumourigenicity of hamster brain tumour cells persistently infected with measles virus. Int. J. Cancer 16, 861.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Fine, G. 1968. Neoplasms of the pericardium and heart.In Pathology of the Heart and Blood Vessels. 3rd Edition. Ed. S. E. Gould. Springfield. C. C. Thomas. p. 851.Google Scholar
  7. Forrest, J. L. and Kozouis, M. C. 1960. Primary mesothelioma of the pericardium. Am. J. Cardiol. 5, 126.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Furman, R., Bryant, L. R. and Skivastava, T. N. 1973. Right ventricular mesothelioma with pulmonary obstruction. Chest 63, 642.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Fuson, R. I., Seim, D. C. and Lester, C. 1967. Intrapericardial mesothelioma: interesting radiology findings on pneumopericardium. Dis. Chest 51, 544.Google Scholar
  10. Glancy, D. L., Morales, J. B. and Roberts, W. C. 1968. Angiosarcoma of the heart. Amer. J. Cardiol. 21, 413.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Gorin, A., Perrin, A. and Delahaye, J. P. 1962. Les tumeurs malignes primitives du pericarde. Arch. Mal. Coeur 55, 139.Google Scholar
  12. Hancock, E. W. 1971. Subacute effusive-constrictive pericarditis. Circulation 43, 183.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  13. Kauffman, S. L. and Stout, A. P. 1964. Mesothelioma in children. Cancer 17, 539.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Pietra, G. G., Silver, E., Levin, B. and Pick, A. 1968. Clinical pathologic conference. Malignant mesothelioma of the pericardium. Am. Heart J. 75, 545.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Poole-Wilson, P. A., Farnsworth, A., Braimbridge, M. V. and Pambagian, H. 1976. Angiosarcoma of the pericardium. Problems in diagnosis and management. Br. Heart J. 38, 240.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Rao, N. R., Velrath, G. D. and Srinvasan. 1964. An unusual case of sacro-coccygeal mesonephroma (Schiller). Cancer 17, 1604.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Smith, B. J. and O'Neill, R. T. 1971. Alpha-fetoprotein: occurrence in germinal cell and liver malignancies. Am. J. Med. 51, 767.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Sytman, A. L. and MacAlpin, R. N. 1971. Primary pericardial mesothelioma: report of 2 cases and review of the literature. Am. Heart J. 81, 760.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Teilmann, I., Kassis, H. and Pietna, G. L. 1967. Primary germ-cell tumour of the anterior mediastinum with features of endodermal sinus tumour. Acta Path. Microbiol. Scand. 70, 267.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  20. Teilum, G. 1965. Classification of endodermal sinus tumour (mesoblastoma vitellinum) and so-called “embryonal carcinoma” of the ovary. Acta Path. Microbiol. Scand. 64, 407.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  21. Teilum, G., Albrechtsen, R. and Norgaard-Pedersen, B. 1974. Immunofluorescent localization of alpha-fetoprotein synthesis in endodermal sinus tumour (yolk-sac tumour). Acta Path. Microbiol. Scand., Sect. A 82, 586.Google Scholar
  22. Towers, R. P. and Mulcahy, R. 1962. Primary sarcoma of the pericardium. Br. Heart J. 24, 671.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1978

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

Personalised recommendations