Mediastinal debulking for a T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma presenting with cardiac tamponade

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1072

Authors

  • Sotirios D. Moraitis Joint Corps Armed Forces Cardiac Surgery Department, 401 Hellenic Army Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Apostolos C. Agrafiotis | apostolos.agrafiotis@gmail.com Joint Corps Armed Forces Cardiac Surgery Department, 401 Hellenic Army Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Leonidas Marinos Department of Pathology, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Ioannis Panagiotou Joint Corps Armed Forces Cardiac Surgery Department, 401 Hellenic Army Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Timotheos Sakellaridis Department of Thoracic Surgery, 401 Hellenic Army Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Christos Tsakalakis Intensive Care Unit, 401 Hellenic Army Hospital, Athens, Greece.
  • Elias Poulakidas Department of Haematology, 401 Hellenic Army Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

Anterior mediastinal masses are relatively uncommon and include a wide variety of lesions. Lymphomas account for 25% of anterior mediastinal masses. Lymphomas and other haematological malignancies are associated with pericardial effusion. There are also cases where a cardiac tamponade occurred. The aim of the case reported herein is to discuss the surgical approach and particularly the mediastinal debulking as an adjunct to systematic treatment for haematological diseases presenting as an anterior mediastinal mass responsible for a cardiac tamponade.

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Published
2019-05-20
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Cardiology - Case Reports
Keywords:
Mediastinum, debulking, lymphoma, tamponade
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Moraitis, Sotirios D., Apostolos C. Agrafiotis, Leonidas Marinos, Ioannis Panagiotou, Timotheos Sakellaridis, Christos Tsakalakis, and Elias Poulakidas. 2019. “Mediastinal Debulking for a T-Cell leukaemia/Lymphoma Presenting With Cardiac Tamponade”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2019.1072.

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