March 31, 1975

Primary Pericardial Tumor

Author Affiliations

University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha

JAMA. 1975;231(13):1340. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03240250012010

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To the Editor.—  Recently we reported, in The Journal (230:722, 1974), a case of primary pericardial tumor masquerading as constrictive pericarditis. Since there has been a lot of interest concerning the histologic diagnosis of this pericardial tumor, we thought it might be of interest to indicate that this was a primary mesothelioma of the pericardium (Figure).