Huge mediastinal mass surrounding the heart


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

HERZ, vol.37, no.7, pp.770-771, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00059-012-3586-0
  • Title of Journal : HERZ
  • Page Numbers: pp.770-771

Abstract

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.