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Pericardial mesothelioma following mantle field radiotherapy

Velissaris, T.J., Tang, A.T., Millward-Sadler, G.H., Morgan, J.M. and Tsang, G.M. (2001) Pericardial mesothelioma following mantle field radiotherapy The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, 42, (3), pp. 425-427.

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Abstract

A 49-year-old female was referred with recurrent pericardial effusion following mantle field radiotherapy for Hodgkin s lymphoma. She underwent video-assisted thoracoscopy and resection of a pericardial window. Intraoperatively she suffered a cardiac arrest and subsequently died in the early postoperative period despite maximal therapy. Pathological examination revealed extensive myocardial fibrosis and multiple nodules of pericardial mesothelioma. The latter has hitherto not been recognised following mediastinal radiation. The cardiac complications of mantle field radiotherapy are discussed.

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: Case Report

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Local EPrints ID: 26078
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/26078
ISSN: 0021-9509
PURE UUID: e60b5797-58ce-4bc2-8dc6-d895f20923e8

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Date deposited: 21 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:08

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Author: T.J. Velissaris
Author: A.T. Tang
Author: G.H. Millward-Sadler
Author: J.M. Morgan
Author: G.M. Tsang

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