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Jpn Heart J. 1993 Sep;34(5):667-83.

Primary angiosarcoma of the heart. Report of a case and review of the literature.

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Klinik für Kardiologie, Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck, Germany.

Abstract

We report on a 44-year-old male with primary cardiac angiosarcoma who died 11 months after onset of nonspecific symptoms (thoracic pain and general fatigue) of intracerebral metastases. A right atrial tumor mass and a pericardial effusion could be demonstrated by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. Cardiac angiography showed a right atrial hemangioma, fed by the right coronary artery. In a review of 108 cases of primary cardiac angiosarcoma we summarize clinical features, diagnostic means, therapeutic approaches and life expectancy of this rare disease.

PMID:
8301853
DOI:
10.1536/ihj.34.667
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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