How are malignant pericardial effusions controlled in acute pericarditis?

Updated: Apr 02, 2019
  • Author: Sean Spangler, MD; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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In patients with radiosensitive tumors, such as lymphomas and leukemias, the ESC 2004 guideline states that radiation therapy is very effective (93%) in controlling malignant pericardial effusion. [32]


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