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Cardiac tamponade due to leukaemic pericardial effusion
  1. B. L. Chia1,
  2. J. L. Da Costa,
  3. G. A. Ransome
  1. Department of Medicine (Unit I), University of Singapore, Singapore 3
  2. Outram Road General Hospital, Singapore 3


    Chia, B. L., Da Costa, J. L., and Ransome, G. A. (1973).Thorax, 28, 657-659. Cardiac tamponade due to leukaemic pericardial effusion. A 19-year-old Chinese woman was admitted to hospital with cardiac tamponade. Pericardial fluid analysis and other investigations failed to reveal a cause of the pericardial effusion and she was treated as for tuberculous pericarditis. Subsequently haematological investigations showed that she was suffering from an acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

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