Intrapericardial mitomycin c for the management of malignant pericardial effusion secondary to gastric cancer: Case report and review

Shunji Kohnoe, Yoshihiko Maehara, Ikuo Takahashi, Atsushi Saito, Yasuyo Okada, Keizo Sugimachi

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In a 57-year-old man with recurrent gastric cancer, cardiac tamponade due to malignant pericardial effusion developed. Echocardiographically guided pericardiocentesis followed by an intrapericardial instillation of mitomycin C provided a complete control of the pericardial effusion, and no adverse effects were observed with this procedure. An intrapericardial instillation with effective anticancer agents is therefore considered to be useful for the management of malignant pericardial effusion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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