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Clinical and echocardiographic features of 122 cases of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma in China mainland / 中华超声影像学杂志
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-505751
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ABSTRACT
Objective To explore the clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PPM).Methods Cases of PPM with description of echocardiographic presentations from China mainland were searched from database during 1981 to 2015.Data about the clinical and echocardiographic features of the patients were collected.Results A total of 122 patients were included for analysis.It involved mainly middle-aged [(39.9 ± 14.7)years] and male patients (79,64.8%).The most common echocardiographic demonstration was pericardial effusion (74.6%) with were mostly bloody (97.7%),followed by pericardial masses (36.9%) and pericardial thickening (18.0%).The echocardiographic diagnostic accordance rate was about 26.2%.Conclusions The most common presentation of PPM on echocardiogram is massive pericardial effusion.Echocardiography is of great value in screening and assessment of PPM.The definitive diagnosis is made by histopathological examination.

Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Journal of Ultrasonography Year: 2017 Type: Article

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Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Chinese Journal: Chinese Journal of Ultrasonography Year: 2017 Type: Article