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Pleuropericardial effusions in children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A report of 2 cases

dc.contributor.authorSchraader, E. B.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorHesseling, P. B.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-18T14:59:37Z
dc.date.available2011-03-18T14:59:37Z
dc.date.issued1987-12
dc.identifier.citationSchraader, E.B. & Hesseling, P.B. 1987. Pleuropericardial effusions in children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A report of 2 cases . S Afr Med J, 72(12):878-881.
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/7939
dc.descriptionCITATION: Schraader, E.B. & Hesseling, P.B. 1987. Pleuropericardial effusions in children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A report of 2 cases . S Afr Med J, 72(12):878-881.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.samj.org.za
dc.description.abstractTwo children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) who presented with pleuropericardial effusions are reported on. Pericardial effusions are very unusual in children with mediastinal nodal NHL. In the first patient, who presented with a pleural effusion and pericardial tamponade, the diagnosis of NHL was obscured by a false-positive report of acid-fast bacilli in the pleural fluid. The second patient presented with a pleural effusion and a pericardial effusion with superior vena cava obstruction. Rapid filling of the serous cavities was a striking feature in both cases. Cytological and biochemical investigation of the pleural fluid and pleural biopsy are of limited diagnostic value. Pleuropericardial effusions in NHL are reviewed. The patients have been in disease-free remission for 18 and 16 months respectively.en_ZA
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherHealth & Medical Publishing Group
dc.subjectLymphomas in childrenen_ZA
dc.subjectLymph nodes -- Canceren_ZA
dc.subjectPleural effusions -- Case studiesen_ZA
dc.subjectPericardial effusions -- Case studiesen_ZA
dc.subjectCardiac tamponadeen_ZA
dc.subjectVena cava superioren_ZA
dc.titlePleuropericardial effusions in children with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A report of 2 casesen_ZA
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionPublisher’s version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Medical Journal


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