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Angiosarcoma of pericardium. Problems in diagnosis and management.
  1. P A Poole-Wilson,
  2. A Farnsworth,
  3. M V Braimbridge,
  4. H Pambakian


    The clinical histories of two patients with angiosarcoma of the pericardium are described. Both were previously well young men who presented with cardiac tamponade caused by haemorrhagic pericardial effusions. If a pericardiectomy is undertaken for diagnosis, wide excision of the pericardium is recommended. This will provide a large specimen for histological examination and may prevent subsequent development of constriction.

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