[An autopsied case of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma diagnosed antemortally].

Motohiro Kodama, Hiroki Tateno, Sadatomo Tasak, Kenzo Soejima, Koichiro Asano, Yuichiro Hayashi

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A 40-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a 1-month history of dyspnea and appetite loss. Chest computed tomography and echocardiography showed moderate pericardial effusion and pericardial thickening. The patient had no history of exposure to asbestos. We created a pericardial window in order to make a diagnosis and to relieve the symptoms using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and performed biopsies of the pericardium and the pleura. Immunohistologic analysis of the pericardium confirmed a diagnosis of biphasic pericardial mesothelioma. We gave the patient two cycles of chemotherapy, including pemetrexed and platinum, but his condition did not improve and he died 3 months after onset.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-969
Number of pages6
JournalNihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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