WILLIAM J. HICKEN, M.D.; SIDNEY SCHERLIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Primary tumors of the heart and its covering membranes are unusual. Hemangiomas involving these structures are exceedingly rare to the point of being pathologic curiosities. The following is a case of spontaneous hemopericardium in a patient with angiomatosis of the parietal and visceral pericardium, which, to our knowledge, is unique in medical literature.
W. J., a 36-year-old white male, was transferred to University Hospital on May 15, 1961, for recurrent hemopericardium and cardiac tamponade.
The patient had been in excellent health until 8 weeks prior to admission, when he noted the onset of progressive aching, right upper-quadrant abdominal
HICKEN WJ, SCHERLIS S. Angiomatosis of the Pericardium: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature. Ann Intern Med. ;59:236–242. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-2-236
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(2):236-242.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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