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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Syncope and cardiac tamponade: Multimodality imaging of primary cardiac lymphoma

1 Cardiology and Cardiovascular Physiopathology, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
2 Department of Cardiology, Perugia Hospital, Perugia, Italy
3 Department of Radiology, Perugia Hospital, Perugia, Italy
4 Anatomy and Pathological Hystology, Perugia, Italy

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Ketty Savino
University of Perugia, Perugia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_109_20

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Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is among the rarest heart neoplasms. Its estimated incidence is about 1%–2% among primary cardiac tumor and 0.5% of extranodal lymphoma. It usually causes heart failure, pericardial effusion, tamponade, and arrhythmias. Prognosis is poor; treatment is combined medical and surgical. We described the case of a 62-year-old male with PLC that presented with syncope and cardiac tamponade, submitted to R-CHOP therapy because of failure of surgery. Clinical state is stable 3 months after diagnosis and first chemotherapy cycle.

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