However, it has been reported that the new PTX-3 biomarker was significantly increased in inflammation due to lung cancer, and in inflammatory diseases.16-19 In our study, posterolateral thoracotomy was performed in 11 patients due to lung cancer, intrapericardial
pneumonectomy in two patients, sleeve lobectomy in one patient, bilobectomy in one patient, and lobectomy in seven patients; lymph node dissection was performed in all patients.
Right coronary artery fistula with giant pseudoaneurysm presenting as intrapericardial
Leakage of blood was not detected and therefore the amount of intrapericardial
fluid could be standardized.
Invasion of more central structures constitutes T4: aorta and arch vessels, intrapericardial
pulmonary artery, myocardium, trachea, and esophagus.
drug delivery: pharmacologic properties and long-term safety in swine.
Surgery was performed in 7 including excision of intrapericardial
xanthogranuloma, pericardial tissue biopsy in a child with restrictive cardiomyopathy, and 5 patients with purulent pericarditis who underwent drainage procedures including pericardiotomy and mediastinal exploration for mediastinal fluid drainage and removal of adhesions in 2 patients (Table 2).
giant lipoma displacing the heart," ISRN Cardiology, vol.
Patient demographics Signs of Chemotherapeutic tamponade regimen 32-year-old male  Present None 28-year-old male  Present Intrapericardial
mitoxantrone 73-year-old female  None None Patient demographics Outcome 32-year-old male  Patient died within 24 hours of admission 28-year-old male  Complete remission 73-year-old female  Patient died prior to pericardiocentesis
In operation, the heart was of normal volume with no intrapericardial
Yamana, "Characterization of IL-2-activated TILs and their use in intrapericardial
immunotherapy in malignant pericardial effusion," Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, vol.
The normal structures in the visceral compartment are the heart, aorta, intrapericardial
pulmonary arteries, pulmonary veins, trachea, esophagus and mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes.