Cardiac Tamponade as Initial Presentation of Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma

Authors

  • Xu Zhang Peking Union Medicine School Hospital, Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking
  • Ji Chao Zhang Peking Union Medicine School Hospital, Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking
  • Rong Xing Liu Peking Union Medicine School Hospital, Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking
  • Qi Miao Peking Union Medicine School Hospital, Cardiac Surgery Department, Peking

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1515

Abstract

A 21-year-old man presented initially with impending cardiac tamponade secondary to an angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL). Following unsuccessful pericardiocentesis and subxiphoid pericardiostomy, the patient’s deteriorating hemodynamics prompted an urgent sternotomy. Histopathological diagnosis confirmed AITL. While chemotherapy remains the most effective treatment of AITL, life-threatening complications of the tumor necessitates surgical intervention.

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Published

2017-03-06

How to Cite

Zhang, X., Zhang, J. C., Liu, R. X., & Miao, Q. (2017). Cardiac Tamponade as Initial Presentation of Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. The Heart Surgery Forum, 20(2), E043-E044. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1515

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