Primary lymphoma of the pericardium: Report on a 'cured' case and review of the literature
SourceMedical and pediatric oncology
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This report describes a 62-year-old man with a primary diffuse, immunohistochemically proven B-cell lymphoma of large noncleaved cell (centroblastic) type of the pericardium. The patient responded completely to systemic chemotherapy and remains free of disease 30 months after diagnosis. The use of non-cardiotoxic drugs in divided doses as initial treatment is emphasized. In addition, the authors reviewed the literature of the last decade regarding the management and outcome of patients with primary cardiac lymphomas.