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Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología

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AGORRODY, Guillermo et al. Primary pericardial T/NK cell lymphoma. Case report. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2021, vol.36, n.1, e701.  Epub Apr 01, 2021. ISSN 0797-0048.

Primary cardiac lymphomas are a rare subtype of lymphomas in which the primary lesion is in the heart. The tumors are usually located in the right atria, followed by the pericardium and are frequently infiltrative. Mortality is remarkably high in this group and the delayed diagnosis is the main factor for its poor prognosis. We describe the case of a patient that presented with obstructive shock due to profuse pericardial effuse caused by a rare kind of primary cardiac tumor, a T/NK cell pericardial lymphoma.

Keywords : Cardiac tumors; Pericardial tumors; Pericardial effusion; Pericardial tamponade.

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