Usefulness of transthoracic echocardiogram in management of cardiac involvement in large B-Cell lymphoma: a case report

Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2014 Dec;82(4):204-8. doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2014.66.

Abstract

Primary lymphoma often involve the heart, especially the right side. Prompt diagnosis is necessary to start the right therapy and decrease symptoms and death risk rate. Transthoracic echocardiogram is the first line exam to perform when symptoms are suspicious of mediastinal mass.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage*
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color / methods*
  • Female
  • Heart Neoplasms* / complications
  • Heart Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Neoplasms* / drug therapy
  • Heart Neoplasms* / pathology
  • Heart Ventricles / diagnostic imaging
  • Heart Ventricles / pathology
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell* / complications
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell* / diagnostic imaging
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell* / drug therapy
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell* / pathology
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ventricular Outflow Obstruction* / diagnostic imaging
  • Ventricular Outflow Obstruction* / etiology
  • Ventricular Outflow Obstruction* / physiopathology