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Draining Pericardial Effusions Using Image Guidance Fares Well


Background: Pericardial effusions in patients with malignant disease are common and may occur in up to 21% of cancer patients. Cancer patients with pericardial effusions have a decrease in survival and poor prognosis. The etiology of these effusions, whether malignant or not, will affect the patient’s treatment. Objective: To report the authors’ experience with image-guided drainage of pericardial effusions in their cancer center. Participants/Methods: 40 oncology patie more...
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