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October 1983

Unusual Pericardial Calcification in Gaucher's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Heart Institute, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(10):2010-2011. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350100194039

• Gaucher's disease is a hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by the abnormal accumulation of glucocerebrosides in reticuloendothelial cells. A 58-year-old man had Gaucher's disease and suffered from hypersplenism, cirrhosis of the liver, and free-floating calcifications in the pericardial space. The literature of the pericardial involvement in Gaucher's disease is reviewed.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:2010-2011)