Difficulties in the diagnosis of primary cardiac lymphomas

P. Carfagna, A. Redondi, F. Taglietti, M. A. Battista, G. D'Amati, C. Brandimarte

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Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is defined as a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma involving only the heart and pericardium. Clinical presentations are non-specific because of variable involvement of cardiac structures. We describe a case of PCL presenting with left pleural effusion. A cardiac malignancy was suspected from magnetic resonance imaging but the pathologic diagnosis was made only after thoracotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-772
Number of pages3
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Primary cardiac lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology


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