Cardiac Tamponade as a Manifestation of Large Cell Carcinoma of the Lung

  • Rosalind C Watman Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
  • Arnold Conrad Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
  • Norman Riegel Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York
  • Faroque Ahmad Khan State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA
Keywords: Large cell carcinoma, lung carcinoma, cardiac larnponade

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/20-4-13301

The following illustrates a case study of a 38 year-old male with large cell carcinoma of the lung who subsequently developed cardiac tamponade. The incidence, as well as the association of large cell carcinoma and cardiac tamponade are discussed. Also, discussed are the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac tamponade.

 

Author Biographies

Rosalind C Watman, Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York

D.O.

Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York

 

Arnold Conrad, Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York

M.D.

Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York

 

Norman Riegel, Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York

M.D.

Department of Medicine, Nassau County Medical Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York

 

Faroque Ahmad Khan, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA

Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook.

Master American College of Physicians.

Published
1988-10-01
Section
Case Reports