Systemic mastocytosis presenting as cardiac tamponade with CD25+ pericardial mast cells

Vineeth K. Sukrithan, Jason N. Salamon, Giorgi Berulava, Nicholas E. Sibinga, Amit Verma

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In this first-in-literature case, we describe a patient with Systemic mastocytosis presenting with life-threatening cardiac tamponade associated with the presence of aberrant mast cells in the pericardium. Procedures involving surgical incisions through the pericardium in such cases can lead to uncontrolled mast cell degranulation leading to circulatory collapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Case Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Pericardial CD25+ mast cells
  • Systemic mastocytosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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