R. B. HAINING, M.D.; R. G. HAINING, M.D.
Little or nothing is known of the pathogenesis of cholesterol pericarditis. Including their own case, Moe and Campos1 found 12 cases reported in the world literature, only four of these in American journals. Of the latter four, two were studied at autopsy. One of the four, reported by Creech and associates,2 was successfully treated by pericardiectomy.
In March, 1959, Genecin3 published a remarkable study of chronic pericardial effusion in two brothers, aged 17 and 24. The younger brother had cholesterol pericarditis and was successfully treated by pericardiectomy. The other brother was considered to have "pericardial effusion of unknown etiology." He
HAINING RB, HAINING RG. CHOLESTEROL PERICARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:300–306. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-2-300
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(2):300-306.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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