Cardiac tamponade as an unusual presentation of advanced breast cancer in pregnancy. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Adult
  • Chest Pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic

abstract

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in pregnancy. Though the prognosis by stage is not different from that in nonpregnant women, it is more likely to present at an advanced stage in pregnancy. A 28-year-old primigravida presented with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. The workup revealed cardiac tamponade. Pericardiocentesis and subsequent pericardial window were performed. Cytology of the pericardial fluid revealed poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. Ultrasonography displayed a right breast mass, and biopsy identified it as the primary source of the cancer. Cardiac tamponade is an unusual presentation of advanced breast cancer. To the best of our knowledge, it has not previously been described as occurring in pregnancy.

publication date

  • November 1999

has subject area

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Chest Pain
  • Dyspnea
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10589415

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 989

end page

  • 991

volume

  • 44

number

  • 11