Mediastinal debulking for a T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma presenting with cardiac tamponade

Submitted: March 25, 2019
Accepted: May 9, 2019
Published: May 20, 2019
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Anterior mediastinal masses are relatively uncommon and include a wide variety of lesions. Lymphomas account for 25% of anterior mediastinal masses. Lymphomas and other haematological malignancies are associated with pericardial effusion. There are also cases where a cardiac tamponade occurred. The aim of the case reported herein is to discuss the surgical approach and particularly the mediastinal debulking as an adjunct to systematic treatment for haematological diseases presenting as an anterior mediastinal mass responsible for a cardiac tamponade.



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Apostolos C. Agrafiotis, Joint Corps Armed Forces Cardiac Surgery Department, 401 Hellenic Army Hospital, Athens

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Saint-Pierre University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

How to Cite

Moraitis, Sotirios D., Apostolos C. Agrafiotis, Leonidas Marinos, Ioannis Panagiotou, Timotheos Sakellaridis, Christos Tsakalakis, and Elias Poulakidas. 2019. “Mediastinal Debulking for a T-Cell leukaemia/Lymphoma Presenting With Cardiac Tamponade”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 89 (2).