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Article: Cardiac tamponade complicating leukaemia: immediate chemotherapy or pericardiocentesis?

TitleCardiac tamponade complicating leukaemia: immediate chemotherapy or pericardiocentesis?
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Issue Date1989
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.postgradmedj.com
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Postgraduate Medical Journal, 1989, v. 65 n. 768, p. 773-775 How to Cite?
AbstractAlthough leukaemic infiltration of the pericardium is frequently observed at post-mortem, clinically evident cardiac tamponade is rare. Two cases of cardiac tamponade complicating leukaemia are presented. One patient had cardiac tamponade as the initial presentation of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and experienced complete resolution of the pericardial effusion within 6 days after chemotherapy without therapeutic pericardiocentesis. The other patient with chronic myeloid leukaemia developed cardiac tamponade requiring pericardiocentesis as the first sign of acute blastic transformation. The roles of early chemotherapy and pericardiocentesis in managing this complication are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44986
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.531
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, WHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTai, YTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, CPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, CHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, TKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:15:01Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:15:01Z-
dc.date.issued1989en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPostgraduate Medical Journal, 1989, v. 65 n. 768, p. 773-775en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0032-5473en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44986-
dc.description.abstractAlthough leukaemic infiltration of the pericardium is frequently observed at post-mortem, clinically evident cardiac tamponade is rare. Two cases of cardiac tamponade complicating leukaemia are presented. One patient had cardiac tamponade as the initial presentation of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and experienced complete resolution of the pericardial effusion within 6 days after chemotherapy without therapeutic pericardiocentesis. The other patient with chronic myeloid leukaemia developed cardiac tamponade requiring pericardiocentesis as the first sign of acute blastic transformation. The roles of early chemotherapy and pericardiocentesis in managing this complication are discussed.en_HK
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dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.postgradmedj.comen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsPostgraduate Medical Journal. Copyright © B M J Publishing Group.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAntineoplastic-Combined-Chemotherapy-Protocols-therapeutic-useen_HK
dc.subject.meshCardiac-Tamponade-therapyen_HK
dc.subject.meshDrainage-en_HK
dc.subject.meshLeukemia,-Myeloid,-Philadelphia-Positive-complicationsen_HK
dc.subject.meshLeukemia,-T-Cell,-Acute-complicationsen_HK
dc.titleCardiac tamponade complicating leukaemia: immediate chemotherapy or pericardiocentesis?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0032-5473&volume=65&issue=768&spage=773&epage=775&date=1989&atitle=Cardiac+tamponade+complicating+leukaemia:+immediate+chemotherapy+or+pericardiocentesis?en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.pmid2616408en_HK
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC2429848-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1989AV72600019-

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