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Intrapericardial Interferon in the Management of Malignant Pericardial Effusion

Harry E. Wilkins, III; John Cacioppo; Mark M. Connolly; Guillermo Marquez; Peter Grays
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From the Department of Surgery, Columbus-Cabrini Medical Center, Chicago


1998 by the American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 1998;114(1):330-331. doi:10.1378/chest.114.1.330
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Abstract

A patient with pericardial tamponade secondary to malignant pericardial effusion underwent pericardiocentesis followed by intrapericardial instillation of recombinant interferon alfa-2b (INTRON A; Schering-Plough; Kenilworth, NJ). The patient subsequently received a full course of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for her primary malignant tumor and experienced no recurrence of the pericardial effusion.


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