n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Exudative pericarditis in the evolution of a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma : case report

Volume 26, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



Cardiac involvement in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a rare occurrence with a dismal prognosis, which may evolve with different clinical presentations, the most frequent being heart failure. Diagnosis of cardiac involvement is generally made by cardiac ultrasound. We report a case of lymphomatous pericarditis in the evolution of a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, diagnosed by PET-CT scan, and occurring concomitantly with complete isotopic remission of enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes following chemotherapy.

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