Cardiac Tamponade as an Initial Manifestation of Cervical Cancer

Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
28 Jan, 2019 ,

This is a case of a 35-year-old woman with six months of leg edema and abnormal uterine bleeding. During the initial evaluation, cardiac tamponade and a bilateral pleural effusion were found. Initial cytology of the pericardial fluid showed a poorly differentiated carcinoma, and a cervical biopsy revealed a squamous cell invasive carcinoma. An excisional biopsy of the left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy was positive for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. The cervical biopsy reported a squamous cell carcinoma associated with an intraepithelial high-grade lesion.