Erdheim-Chester's disease of the heart: a diagnostic conundrum and collision with the same mass in the orbit.

Gábor Bogáts, Györgyi Piros, László Tiszlavicz, Béla Iványi, Viktor Sasi, László Csepregil, Judit Simon, Barna Babik, Andrea Csillik, Lilla Kardos, András Palkó, Keyvan Matin, Zoltán Hanzély, Katalin Korányi, István Nyáry, Mihály Végh, Lajos Kolozsvári, Zsuzsanna Kahán, András Bajcsay, Attila TóthGyörgy Balázs, Tamás Simor, László Pávics, András Palotás

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Abstract

Erdheim-Chester's disease is a rare multisystem xanthogranulomatosis, afflicting the skeletal system with the occasional involvement of soft tissues. We delineate an unusual case of a cardiac variant of Erdheim-Chester's disease presenting with pericardial effusion and as a collision with a synchronous orbital manifestation. We describe our diagnostic pathway and propose a novel treatment option involving nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The role of cyclo-oxygenase in the disease process and inhibition thereof by NSAIDs is hypothesized and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E549-554
JournalThe heart surgery forum
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Bogáts, G., Piros, G., Tiszlavicz, L., Iványi, B., Sasi, V., Csepregil, L., Simon, J., Babik, B., Csillik, A., Kardos, L., Palkó, A., Matin, K., Hanzély, Z., Korányi, K., Nyáry, I., Végh, M., Kolozsvári, L., Kahán, Z., Bajcsay, A., ... Palotás, A. (2006). Erdheim-Chester's disease of the heart: a diagnostic conundrum and collision with the same mass in the orbit. The heart surgery forum, 9(1), E549-554. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20051109