Huge mediastinal mass surrounding the heart


CANPOLAT U. , Sunman H., KAYA E. B. , AYTEMİR K.

HERZ, cilt.37, ss.770-771, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00059-012-3586-0
  • Dergi Adı: HERZ
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.770-771

Özet

The clinical presentation of oncological malignancies may vary widely. Herein, we present a patient with a huge mediastinal mass surrounding the heart, which caused the right ventricle to collapse. The mass was diagnosed as T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Treatment consisted of intrathecal prednisone, ARA-C, methotrexate, and the CHOP chemotherapy regimen. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed disappearance of the paracardiac mass in front of the right ventricle at the 2-month follow-up.