A 33-year-old male developed subacute effusiveconstrictive pericarditis with recurrent pleural effusions and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. He was found to have poorly differentiated carcinoma of the mediastinum that led to constrictive physiology not amenable to medical or surgical management, ultimately requiring hospice. This case was remarkable for its rare etiology and presentation.
Wallis, MD, John; Upadhyay, MD, Naman; Karaisz, MD, Fred; Decaro, MD, Mark; and Alvarez, MD, René
"Effusive-Constrictive Pericarditis due to Poorly Differentiated Carcinoma of the Mediastinum,"
The Medicine Forum: Vol. 22
, Article 6.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol22/iss1/6