Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 513--515

Malignant pleural mesothelioma forming a huge mediastinal mass and causing atrial fibrillation


Hiroko Kuwabara1, Hiroshi Tsuji2, Yuki Inada3, Yuro Shibayama1 
1 Department of Pathology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan
3 Department of Radiology, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Hiroko Kuwabara
Department of Pathology, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Takatsuki, Osaka 569-8686
Japan

A patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma was admitted with atrial fibrillation. Chest computed tomography showed a huge mediastinal tumor adjacent to the heart. Autopsy revealed a 12 × 9.5 -cm mediastinal mass involving the right lung, which distorted and stretched the myocardial sleeve surrounding the right inferior pulmonary vein. This case demonstrates that advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma can cause atrial fibrillation, possibly by stimulating myocardium around a pulmonary vein.


How to cite this article:
Kuwabara H, Tsuji H, Inada Y, Shibayama Y. Malignant pleural mesothelioma forming a huge mediastinal mass and causing atrial fibrillation.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2012;55:513-515


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Kuwabara H, Tsuji H, Inada Y, Shibayama Y. Malignant pleural mesothelioma forming a huge mediastinal mass and causing atrial fibrillation. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];55:513-515
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