A Rare Case Report of Left Atrial Angiosarcoma

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Behnam Askari 1 , *

1 Iran

How to Cite: Askari B . A Rare Case Report of Left Atrial Angiosarcoma, Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2013 ; 5(1):e8783.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Annals: 5 (1); e8783
Published Online: February 14, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: September 14, 2016
Accepted: February 06, 2013

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Abstract

The most primary cardiac tumors are benign, and malignant tumors comprise about
25%. Primary cardiac angiosarcoma is the most common malignant tumor and aggressive
tumor with a high incidence of metastatic spread. The diagnosis is often delayed
because of the nonspecific clinical presentation. Cardiac angiosarcoma usually arises
from the right atrium. We report an extremely rare case of primary angiosarcoma originating
from the left atrium in a 57-year-old woman that had been referred with a one
month history of exertional dyspenea. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a
large mass on the left atrial that protrude through mitral valve. The tumor was resected
successfully with curative intent. The patient underwent adjuvant chemotherapy. We
have no problem up to now in six months follow-up.

Keywords

cardiac tumors,primary cardiac angiosarcoma

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