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Chest. 2003 May;123(5):1766-8.

A combined modality approach to recurrent cardiac sarcoma resulting in a prolonged remission: a case report.

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  • 1Division of Oncology and Hematology, Winthrop University Hospital, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, Mineola, USA.


We report a case of cardiac fibrosarcoma that was treated with cardiac tumor resection, chemotherapy, cardiac explantation, tumor repeat resection, and autotransplantation followed by external beam irradiation. The patient was able to achieve clinical remission and remained disease free > 2 years after the initial diagnosis. This case report demonstrates that a sustained remission from cardiac sarcoma is possible with an aggressive combined modality approach.

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