Transesophageal echocardiographic observation of multiple myeloma involving the pericardium: A case report

Takashi Ueda, Katsufumi Mizushige, Hideyasu Kiyomoto, Seiji Sakamoto, Hirohide Matsuo

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Abstract

This report presents a case of multiple myeloma with a mass lesion on the pericardium and pericardial effusion. The response to intrapericardial combination chemotherapy (cisplatin and betamethasone) was evaluated by repeated transesophageal echocardiograms. Following the treatment, complete resolution of the tumor and effusion were observed for 6 months after which the patient died of bacterial pneumonia. Intrapericardial combination chemotherapy can be an effective treatment for myelomatous involvement of the pericardium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalJAPANESE CIRCULATION JOURNAL
Volume64
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan

Keywords

  • Cardiac involvement
  • Combination chemotherapy
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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