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Intrapericardial bleomycin for the management of cardiac tamponade secondary to malignant pericardial effusion.
  1. M C Cormican,
  2. C R Nyman
  1. Department of Cardiorespiratory Medicine, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, Lincolnshire.


    A patient with malignant pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade was treated by the instillation of intrapericardial bleomycin. The tumour deposits elsewhere in the body continued to progress and eventually killed the patient, but drainage and one dose of intrapericardial bleomycin prevented further episodes of pericardial effusion.

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