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Primary pericardial mesothelioma presenting as tuberculous pericarditis.
  1. D. S. Rose,
  2. W. T. Vigneswaran,
  3. B. A. Bovill,
  4. J. F. Riordan,
  5. R. N. Sapsford,
  6. R. D. Stanbridge
  1. Department of Histopathology, St Mary's Hospital, London, UK.


    Ante-mortem diagnosis of primary pericardial mesothelioma is very rare. We report a case which presented clinically as tuberculous constrictive pericarditis. The patient underwent pericardial resection with an immediate haemodynamic benefit, although the malignant process progressed, and he died 14 weeks later.

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