Cardiac tamponade complicating trimodal therapy for malignant mesothelioma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Trimodal therapy, which includes extrapleural pneumonectomy as the cytoreductive procedure followed by combination chemoradiotherapy, is becoming the standard of care in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. We report here a case of hypotension secondary to tension hydrothorax in which echocardiography and hemodynamic monitoring demonstrated evidence of tamponade physiology. Thoracentesis was lifesaving.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sawar, A; Schocken, DD

Published Date

  • September 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 355 - 357

PubMed ID

  • 16963368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0147-9563

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2005.10.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States