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Recurrence of pericardial mesothelioma affecting the myocardium after pericardial resection, a case report of successful treatment

Autores: Rodríguez Pérez, María (Autor de correspondencia); Mallidi, H. R.; da Silva, A.; Bueno, R.
Título de la revista: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
ISSN: 0003-4975
Volumen: 106
Número: 5
Páginas: e243 - e245
Fecha de publicación: 2018
Primary pericardial mesothelioma represents less than 1% of all malignant mesotheliomas. These tumors are very rare, difficult to diagnose, and have a poor response to established treatments. Common clinical presentations include constrictive symptoms, cardiac tamponade, and cardiac failure. Surgical resection can be curative in early stages and for localized tumors, and pericardiectomy and chemotherapy are often used as palliative approaches. We present the case of a 54-year-old woman who has so far survived 4 years after a primary resection of a pericardial mesothelioma and was referred with myocardial and aortopulmonary window recurrences for further treatment.