Department of Internal Medicine, IPGMER, Department of Internal Medicine, R. G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, Department of Accident and Emergency, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
Date of Submission: 03-Nov-2015, Date of Acceptance: 03-Dec-2015, Date of Web Publication: 31-Dec-2015.
Cardiac involvement in malignant lymphoma is one of the least investigated subjects. Pericardial effusion is rarely symptomatic in patients of Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). Few case reports are available in the literature. There are case reports of diagnosed HL patients presenting with pericardial effusion. HL patients who present with recurrent episodes of pericardial effusion have also been reported. Pericardial effusion has also been reported in cases of non HL. However, pericardial effusion leading to cardiac tamponade as an initial presentation of HL is extremely rare. Very few such cases are there in the literature. Here, we present a case of a 26-year-old male patient who presented with cardiac tamponade and in due course was found to be a case of classical type of HL. This case is interesting because of its presentation.
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