A Ball in the Heart: An Interesting Discovery in a Very RareCardiac Tumor

Ahmadreza Jodati, Babak Kazemi, Naser Safaei & Mehrnoush Toufan
Primary pericardial malignant mesothelioma is an extremely rare tumor even among all mesotheliomas with about 350 cases reported in the literature so far. Typically, it has an insidious presentation, with nonspecific signs and symptoms, and usually results in constrictive pericarditis, cardiac tamponade or congestive heart failure through either a massive effusion or direct tumurous constriction or invasion to the heart. With the exception of several case reports, the outcome is uniformly dismal and patients typically...