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Radiologic-Pathologic correlation


A rare case of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma.

Rajoo RamachandranPrabhu RadhanRoy SantoshamSwaminathan Rajendiran
Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Date of Submission: 31-Dec-1969, Date of Acceptance: 31-Dec-1969, Date of Web Publication: 30-Aug-2014.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Rajoo Ramachandran

Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Tamilnadu, India.
E-mail: drrajoor@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Rajoo Ramachandran

Department of Radiology, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai - 600 116, Tamilnadu, India.
E-mail: drrajoor@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.139737 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PMPM) is a rare tumor of the pericardium. The cause of this tumor is unknown and it has a very poor prognosis. Exposure to asbestos is correlated with the onset of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma; however, the role of asbestos in pericardial mesothelioma is unclear. Here we highlight the radiological features of this rare tumor and its correlative pathological confirmation with the help of new immunohistochemical (IHC) markers.
Keywords: Immunohistochemical Markers, Pericardial Effusion, Pericardial Mesothelioma, Pericardial Thickening

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