1 Cardiology, Department of Clinical Research, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU2 Kardiologi3 unknown
A 44 year-old Somali woman was admitted with chest pain, shortness of breath and weight loss. A transthoracic echocardiography showed extensive intracardiac tumour masses. A transvenous biopsy was performed yielding the diagnosis diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Thoracic and abdominal computed tomography showed dissemination to several organs. The patient was tested HIV positive and initiated on chemotherapy and antiretroviral therapy. After five months no tumour masses could be visualised by a repeated echocardiographic examination. Unfortunately, the patient died a few months later from cerebral metastasis.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2012, Vol 174, Issue 20, p. 1382-3