An unusual presentation of malignant mesothelioma as constrictive pericarditis

Br J Cardiol 2006;13:432-3 Leave a comment
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This case report discusses a 54-year-old woman who presented to hospital with recurrent bilateral pleural effusions. She was eventually found to have constrictive pericarditis secondary to malignant mesothelioma. This disease presents a challenge to the physician with considerable difficulties in diagnosis, classification and treatment. This particular presentation of malignant mesothelioma is highlighted in the article.

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