Radiol Bras 2018 May-Jun;51(3):201-202
Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói, RJ, Brazil.
Eur Heart J Case Rep 2021 Mar 10;5(3):ytab039. Epub 2021 Mar 10.
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Ibn Rochd, Casablanca , Morocco.
Background: Cardiac synovial sarcoma (CSS) is an extremely rare malignant tumour with a poor prognosis. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman who presented with a CSS in the right atrium and was initially misdiagnosed with a tuberculoma. The aim of this article is to focus on the importance of having broad differential diagnoses including rare entities. Read More
Cureus 2021 Apr 20;13(4):e14583. Epub 2021 Apr 20.
Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, QAT.
Primary pericardial tumors are an entity that is infrequently encountered and may be a cause of pericardial effusion. Primary synovial sarcomas of the pericardium are even rarer malignant invasive tumors that are a challenge to recognize due to their vague presentation and difficulty in diagnosing non-invasively. Here, we report a case of a 48-year-old gentleman of South Asian descent, who was incidentally found to have pericardial and bilateral pleural effusions and subsequently diagnosed to have primary pericardial synovial sarcoma. Read More
J Card Surg 2021 Aug 12;36(8):2992-2995. Epub 2021 May 12.
Department of Cardiac Surgery, CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Introduction: Primary cardiac synovial sarcoma is an exceedingly rare soft tissue malignant tumor, involving either the pericardium or chambers, with a striking male predominance, prevalently seen in the fourth decade. These tumours most commonly present as breathlessness on exertion. These patients readily exhibit gastrointestinal and systemic symptoms but sometimes the presentation can be fallacious. Read More
Indian J Tuberc 2021 Apr 12;68(2):242-248. Epub 2020 Sep 12.
Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Puducherry, India. Electronic address:
Background: Paucibacillary nature of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) has paved way for molecular methods increasingly being used for diagnosis. We undertook a study for evaluation of sensitivity and specificity of real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) targeting mpb64 gene for diagnosis of EPTB.Methods: A total of 152 clinical samples from suspected cases of EPTB were included in this study. Read More
Hellenic J Cardiol 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Third Cardiology Department, Hippokrateion University Hospital, Medical School, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.