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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 61-63

Cardiac tamponade is a rare presentation of unknown primary malignancy

Department of Internal Medicine, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Manjunath Totaganti
Department of Internal Medicine, AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
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DOI: 10.4103/JCDM.JCDM_10_21

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Pericardial effusion is one of the common medical conditions in clinical practice. It can present as ranging from asymptomatic to shock as in cardiac tamponade. Underlying etiology is diverse, including infections, metabolic, autoimmune, and neoplastic. Cardiac tamponade is a medical emergency, making it crucial for identification. It is treated with immediate pericardiocentesis for symptomatic management, followed by identifying the underlying cause. Here we present an interesting case, presented as cardiac tamponade with underlying malignancy.

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