Nasopharyngeal carcinoma with pericardial metastasis

Shang Wen Chen, Chao Hsun Chen, Chao Jung Tsao, Wen Tsung Huang, Shih Sung Chuang

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Abstract

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is prevalent in Taiwan and is characterized by a high frequency of nodal metastasis. The most common organs with distal metastases are the bones, lungs, and liver, with extremely rare cases to the pericardium. Herein, we report a rare case with NPC who presented with dyspnea and orthopnea. Serial studies, including pericardial biopsy, revealed NPC with pericardial metastasis and pericardial effusion. The tumor cells of both the original and metastatic tumors were positive for Epstein-Barr virus by in situ hybridization. This is the first histologically confirmed case of NPC with pericardial metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
JournalKaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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Neoplasm Metastasis
Pericardial Effusion
Pericardium
Human Herpesvirus 4
Taiwan
Dyspnea
In Situ Hybridization
Neoplasms
Biopsy
Bone and Bones
Lung
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
Liver

Keywords

  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Pericardium

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  • Medicine(all)

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Chen, S. W., Chen, C. H., Tsao, C. J., Huang, W. T., & Chuang, S. S. (2011). Nasopharyngeal carcinoma with pericardial metastasis. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, 27(7), 289-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kjms.2010.08.005

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma with pericardial metastasis. / Chen, Shang Wen; Chen, Chao Hsun; Tsao, Chao Jung; Huang, Wen Tsung; Chuang, Shih Sung.

In: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 27, No. 7, 07.2011, p. 289-291.

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Chen, SW, Chen, CH, Tsao, CJ, Huang, WT & Chuang, SS 2011, 'Nasopharyngeal carcinoma with pericardial metastasis', Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 289-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kjms.2010.08.005
Chen, Shang Wen ; Chen, Chao Hsun ; Tsao, Chao Jung ; Huang, Wen Tsung ; Chuang, Shih Sung. / Nasopharyngeal carcinoma with pericardial metastasis. In: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences. 2011 ; Vol. 27, No. 7. pp. 289-291.
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