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Korean Circ J. 2004 Aug;34(8):808-812. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2004.34.8.808
Kim JY , Woo CM , Lee JY , Lee JB , Ryu JK , Choi JY , Chang SG , Shin JH , Lee WS , Seo JH , Kim YS .
Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea.
Abstract

Although 25 to 36% of systemic lymphoma patients develop cardiac involvement, a primary lymphoma involving only the heart or pericardium is much less common. We detected an intracavitary mass in the right atrium and right ventricle in a 73-year-old man with dyspnea on exertion and generalized edema using transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. A thoracotomy was performed due to a possible cardiac tamponade, and a myocardial biopsy showed a malignant non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the diffuse large B cell type. We report a rare case of a primary cardiac lymphoma detected using a transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography in patient presenting with a massive pericardial effusion.

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