Primary Pericardial Mesothelioma: Report of a Patient and Literature Review

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 MD, FASE, Professor of Echocardiography, Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Center, Quaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 MD, Assistant Professor of Echocardiography, Department of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Research Center, Quaem Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 MD, Razavi Cancer Research Center, Department of Research and Education, Razavi Hospital, Mashhad, Iran

10.30483/rijm.2019.118316

Abstract

Malignant pericardial mesothelioma is a very rare tumoraccounting for 4% of all cardiac and pericardial tumors. We introduce a rare case of primary pericardial mesotheliomasince patients with mesothelioma mostly present with nonspecific symptomsand one-time diagnosis plays a major role in treatment. Our patient is a 29-year-oldCaucasian man with a complaint of worsening dyspnea and weight loss over the prior three weeks. After transthoracic echocardiography and CT scan, the patient underwent open-heart surgery and biopsy was achieved. Finally, the diagnosis of primary pericardial mesothelioma was confirmed.

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