Primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma and response to radiation therapy

Kelli A. Reardon, Michael A. Reardon, Christopher A. Moskaluk, William W. Grosh, Paul W. Read

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We report a case of a primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma. A 59-year-old male presented with episodic chest pain and dyspnea on exertion. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large mass in the pericardium attached to the right ventricle. Partial resection of the mass was undertaken revealing malignant mesothelioma, byphasic type. The patient was treated with chemotherapy intermittently over a period of 3 years, but his disease continued to progress. The patient was then treated with definitive radiation therapy to 64 Gy to the primary tumor using a six field 3D conformal technique. The patient remains free of progressive disease 86 months from the time of diagnosis and 50 months from the completion of his radiotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
JournalRare Tumors
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Pericardial mesothelioma
  • Radiation


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