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ABSTRACT

Pericardial synovial sarcomas are very rare and usually associated with poor prognosis if not diagnosed and treated early. It usually presents with symptoms of a massive pericardial effusion and signs of cardiac tamponade and failure. Here, we report the case of a 27-year-old patient with exertional dyspnea and massive pericardial effusion. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a pericardial mass. The patient was treated by surgical excision and a subsequent histological analysis confirmed the diagnosis of pericardial synovial sarcoma.

Keywords: Cardiac tamponade, Pericardial effusion, Pericardial synovial sarcoma, Pericardium.

How to cite this article: Shetty R, Hiremath S. Pericardial Synovial Sarcoma presenting with Cardiac Tamponade. J Med Sci 2017;3(1):28-30.

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Conflict of interest: None

 
 
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