Intra-cardiac Burkitt's lymphoma mimicking acute pulmonary embolism

Saulat Fatimi, Sadaf Sheik, Majid Shafiq

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Primary cardiac lymphoma is a rare clinical entity with poor prognosis and delayed diagnosis is often due to variable and non-specific clinical presentation. The case of an elderly male is reported with multiple co-morbidities, who had undergone a spinal laminectomy two weeks prior to presentation, later presented to the emergency room (E.R.) with acute chest pain, dyspnea and hypoxemia. A diagnosis of intracardiac thrombus was made, based on the clinical picture and echocardiography findings but per-operatively, he was found to have an extensive, non-resectable cardiac tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-537
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006


  • Burkitt's lymphoma
  • Primary cardiac lymphoma
  • Thrombectomy


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