What is the role of neoplasms in the etiology of acute pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Neoplastic disease, particularly advanced disease, is the most frequent cause of tamponade in the hospital. Occasionally, the tumor encases the heart and causes constrictive pericarditis rather than tamponade.

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