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Okwuosa Tochi M - - 2008
Metastatic cancers to the heart are uncommon but occur up to 20 to 40 times more frequently than primary tumors of the heart. Cardiac metastases from lung cancer are rarely diagnosed ante mortem and usually cause no symptoms or signs. In this case report cardiac metastasis from a primary adenosquamous ...
Nasir Serdar - - 2008
The accidental placement of a back-wall stitch is a mistake easily made by microsurgeons during an end-to-side (ETS) anastomosis, which is technically more difficult compared with an end-to-end (ETE) anastomosis. The thrombogenic effects of a back-wall stitch may aggravate the already existing turbulence and therefore thrombus-prone ETS anastomosis. We investigated ...
Cincin A Altug - - 2008
Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome is an uncommon leukoproliferative systemic disorder characterized by the overproduction of eosinophils and poor prognosis. A major source of morbidity and mortality of this syndrome is the associated cardiac involvement represented by endocardial thickening and mural thrombi. We report a 64-year-old woman with persistent symptoms of heart ...
Patanè Salvatore - - 2009
The discovery of a left ventricular mass obliges the clinician to perform a differential diagnosis including tumour or lipoma versus thrombus and its assessment presents important clinical implications. Dilated cardiomyopathy has been associated with left ventricular thrombosis which leads to substantial morbidity and mortality as a site for peripheral emboli. ...
Rathore Kaushalendra Singh - - 2008
A 21-year-old man presented with a stroke. Subsequent investigations revealed cardiac tumors in his left atrium and right ventricle. These were removed by conventional techniques. Histopathology confirmed them as myxomas. He had a complete neurologic recovery, but presented 2 years later with recurrence of a cardiac myxoma in his left ...
Kozelj Mirta - - 2008
A 52-year-old man presented with clinical and echocardiographic signs of cardiac tamponade. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a large right atrial mass that obstructed the superior vena cava flow. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography demonstrated extracardiac tumour invasion of the free atrial wall extending to the right pulmonary hilus. ...
Fokkema Marieke L - - 2008
Thrombus aspiration is an effective adjunctive therapy to prevent distal embolization during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In some patients, thrombus aspiration results in complete restoration of flow without significant residual stenosis or plaque rupture at the site of occlusion. It is currently unclear if additional angioplasty with balloon or ...
Kranjec Igor - - 2009
A case of acute myocardial infarction in a young athlete provoked by ephedrine abuse has been described in this study. An intracoronary thrombus found in the left anterior descending coronary artery at urgent angiography was successfully removed using the Pronto (Vascular Solutions, Minneapolis, Minnesota) aspiration catheter. The intravascular ultrasound examination ...
Saura Daniel - - 2009
Currently, there are not solid evidence-based recommendations on the treatment of in-transit right heart thromboemboli. We present a case of acute pulmonary embolism with right ventricular entrapped thrombus detected by echocardiography. Surgical thrombectomy was successfully carried out. Treatment options are discussed and the need of a randomized trial is stressed.
Acikel Sadik - - 2009
Primary spontaneous coronary dissection is a rare condition. It occurs often in young women and is associated with pregnancy. Initial presentations are most likely unstable angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and congestive heart failure. The optimal management of spontaneous coronary dissection has not been established, but it ranges from conservative medical ...
Kim Hyungseop - - 2008
A 75-year-old man with a history of previous myocardial infarction underwent two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography as part of a routine follow-up evaluation. During the examination, a free-floating thrombus was identified in the left ventricular (LV) cavity. After a number of cardiac cycles, the thrombus suddenly flowed free out of the LV ...
Falasca Katia - - 2008
We report the case of a patient complaining of intermittent fever for two years. After three episodes which were well controlled in a few days by antibiotic therapy, in October 2004 she came to our observation for the reappearance of fever. Our findings included high levels of inflammation indexes, a ...
Attar M Nadeem - - 2008
Coronary artery embolism with myocardial infarction is a very rare and potentially life-threatening complication of left atrial myxoma. We report the case of a 51-year-old male who presented with chest pain. Whilst awaiting medical review in the emergency department, he collapsed and a cardiac monitor revealed ventricular fibrillation. Following successful ...
Lee Seung Eun - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Because of the possibility of injury to the left medial section of the bile duct (B4) and the presumed higher recurrence rate of hepatolithiasis, some surgeons have recently preferred left hepatectomy for left hepatolithiasis. We investigated the appropriate treatment for left hepatolithiasis by evaluating the anatomy and variations of ...
Thung Kin-Hoi - - 2008
We report a case of a large right atrial hemangioma masquerading as a clinical presentation of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in a 57-year-old man, who was wrongfully treated with nocturnal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) prior to surgical consultation. The exact diagnosis was made during the investigation for his ...
Kanemitsu Shinji - - 2008
We report successful surgical management of a 31-year-old man with a left ventricular thrombus following heart failure due to cardiac sarcoidosis. Preoperative echocardiography showed diffuse hypokinesis and a mobile ball-like thrombus in the left ventricle. Computed tomography revealed a left ventricular tumor and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy, while MRI of the ...
Palecek Tomas - - 2008
Primary cardiac tumors are very rare findings. Papillary fibroelastomas are benign tumors comprising less than 10% of all primary cardiac neoplasms. They are almost always attached to valve surfaces; their location along the ventricular and atrial walls is exceptional. Affected patients are mostly asymptomatic, however peripheral or central embolic events ...
Katz Michael G - - 2008
Brain ischemia resulting from left atrial myxoma embolization has been well documented. In contrast, the link between the development of intracerebral hemorrhage and myxoma in these patients has little coverage in the literature. The main theory describing this relationship stems from the fact that cardiac myxoma cells metastasize to the ...
Yildiz Ahmet - - 2008
Primary tumours of the heart are rare. About 25% of all cardiac tumours are malignant and the most common of these is the angiosarcoma. We present a 61-year-old male with a right atrial angiosarcoma that was detected on coronary angiography. The tumour showed marked vascularity and a right coronary-to-right atrium ...
Canadyova Júlia - - 2008
A 41-year-old woman underwent successful excision of a leiomyosarcoma of the left atrium. The preferential left atrial location and frequent myxoid appearance of leiomyosarcoma of the heart make it particularly difficult to distinguish preoperatively from atrial myxoma. Early diagnosis and aggressive surgical intervention with chemotherapy may improve the prognosis.
Ojji Dike B - - 2008
Myxoma is the most common primary cardiac tumour. This case report illustrates the case of a probable right atrial myxoma prolapsing through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle, and the fatal outcome if such a mass is not promptly detected and excised. A 51-year old man presented with a ...
Oliveira Ricardo Gil - - 2008
Primary tumours of the heart are uncommon entities, cardiac myxomas being the most frequent. However, mitral valve myxomas are exceptionally rare. In the last 12 years, there have been 25 myxomas diagnosed at our institution, with only two of them originating from the mitral valve. Both patients were female, the ...
Nimura Y - - 2008
Left-sided cholangiocarcinoma includes hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HC), predominantly involving the left hepatic duct, and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) in the left liver. Left hepatectomy, or left hepatic trisectionectomy, is indicated as radical surgery of left-sided HC or ICC with or without hilar bile duct invasion. Left lateral sectionectomy, or left medial sectionectomy, ...
Sobczyk Dorota - - 2008
We report a rare case of symptomatic cardiac metastasis from a transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis diagnosed by echocardiography. A 75-year-old patient with a long history of neoplasm since 1999 and coronary artery disease with CABG in 2003, was admitted to our department. He underwent cardiac surgery using ...
Siskin Gary P - - 2008
PURPOSE: To determine the degree of leiomyoma infarction after uterine artery embolization (UAE) performed with tris-acryl gelatin microspheres or polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) microspheres. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients determined to be candidates and scheduled for UAE were randomized prospectively to receive tris-acryl gelatin microspheres or PVA microspheres. The manufacturers' recommended technique ...
Yalta Kenan - - 2008
A 70-year-old female patient was admitted to our department with symptoms and signs of acute heart failure and near syncope. After hospitalization, both transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and subsequent transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) demonstrated a giant (4.9 x 3.9 cm) mobile, irregular, bright left atrial mass consistent with left atrial ball thrombus ...
Namazee Mohammad-Hassan - - 2008
Atrial myxoma as a rare benign heart tumor can cause acute coronary syndrome via coronary embolization. In this report, we present a 54-year-old woman who presented with acute inferior myocardial infarction. In further evaluation a 2.5 x 3 x 4 cm mass was found in the left atrium. The mass ...
Hirose Hitoshi - - 2008
A 36-year-old male involved in a car accident was found to have an embolic stroke due to a left atrial myxoma. Open heart surgery was delayed 4 weeks to decrease the risk of neurologic complications from the anticoagulation required for cardiopulmonary bypass. After resection of the myxoma, intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography ...
Feng DaLi - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary amyloidosis (AL type) have a poor prognosis, in part due to frequent cardiac involvement. Although intracardiac thrombus has been reported in anecdotal cases, neither its frequency nor its role in causing mortality is known. Furthermore, the clinical and echocardiographic variables that may be associated with thromboembolism ...
Youngster Ilan - - 2007
An 8-year-old boy was admitted to the hospital with multiple abdominal and pelvic injuries following a motor vehicle accident. During hospitalization, signs of stroke developed. Evaluation discovered the cause to be emboli originating from a large left ventricular thrombus, most probably as a result of cardiac injury. Anticoagulation therapy was ...
Arai Ayako - - 2007
Imatinib is highly effective for the treatment of chronic eosinophilic leukemia (CEL) caused by the FIP1L1-PDGFRA fusion gene. However, its effectiveness for cardiac involvement of CEL has remained unclear. We describe a 46-year-old man with CEL treated with imatinib. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction and sequencing analyses revealed a FIP1L1-PDGFRA fusion ...
Chao Bo H - - 2007
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disorder that can manifest in various organ systems. We report the case of a 54-year-old woman with a remote history of seizure disorder who presented with early signs of right-sided heart failure. Laboratory studies showed significant eosinophilia (8 x 10(9) l(-1)). Computed tomography showed ...
Trani Carlo - - 2007
In order to avoid distal embolization in patients undergoing emergency percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, both thrombectomy and distal protection devices have been evaluated with conflicting effects on myocardial perfusion. However, the removal of massive coronary thrombus is always problematic, and failure of standard approaches might result in ...
Chai Ying - - 2007
About 7 years ago, we undertook the resection on a patient with a tumour of the wall of the left ventricle near the atrioventricular junction. The pathologic diagnosis after the operation was peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumour (pPNET) of the left ventricular wall. Microscopically the cell had a small, round, deeply ...
Sarigul Ali - - 2007
The incidence of cardiac tumors increased with the improvement of imaging techniques in infants. Rhabdomyomas are the most common tumors in this group of patients. We herein report a 40-day-old male patient with left ventricular rhabdomyoma. The tumor caused syncope attack and supraventricular tachycardia. An emergency operation was planned and ...
Yoshikai Masaru - - 2007
A surgical case of a massive mural thrombus in the left atrium associated with valvular heart disease is herein presented. The fresh autologous pericardium was used to cover the roughened left atrial endocardium after the removal of the mural thrombus. This procedure seems useful to prevent not only the perioperative ...
Aktoz Meryem - - 2008
We present a 24 year old woman with cardiac rhabdomyoma. Cardiac rhabdomyoma is the most common benign cardiac tumor in infants, but in adults, cardiac rhabdomyoma is very rare. These tumors are often spontaneously reversible because they are associated to the right or left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, tachyarrhythmias and ...
Company Campins María Margarita - - 2007
Papillary fibroelastoma (PF) is a rare benign heart tumor and represents less than 10% of primary cardiac tumors. It mainly affects the cardiac valves and is often discovered during open heart surgery or autopsy. We present a case of a patient who was detected with a left ventricular apex tumor ...
Kawamoto Jun - - 2007
A 44-year-old man was found to have a left ventricular mass by transthoracic echocardiography. He had had multiple events of systemic embolization over the last few years. The heart was not dilated, and heart function was normal. Surgical excision was recommended to avoid further embolization. A transverse aortotomy was carried ...
Patanè Salvatore - - 2008
Primary tumors of the heart are rare. The majority of these tumors are benign, with myxomas located in the left atrium being the most common form. Almost all malignant tumors are sarcomas and occur preferentially in the right side of the heart. Malignant tumors are also described in the left ...
Ishibashi Fumiyuki - - 2007
High yellow color intensity (HYCI) regions of atherosclerotic plaque, determined by angioscopy with quantitative colorimetry, are associated with lipid cores underneath thin fibrous caps in ex vivo tissue samples. To determine whether HYCI regions of coronary plaque are associated with disruption or thrombus in living patients, quantitative colorimetry was applied ...
Walpot Jeroen - - 2007
In this report, we describe a patient with two uncommon cardiac abnormalities: a subvalvular membrane in the left ventricular outflow tract and a cardiac fibroma (CF) in the left atrium. This 56-year-old patient presented with a known subaortic stenosis caused by a subvalvular membrane, a large mass attached to the ...
Sade Burak - - 2007
Facial nerve schwannomas can occur anywhere from the internal auditory canal to the parotid gland. Schwannomas arising from the greater superficial petrosal nerve are exceedingly rare. The authors report the case of a 63-year-old woman who presented with a selective low-frequency hearing loss of 3 weeks' duration. Neurological examination demonstrated ...
Burke Allen - - 2007
Cardiac tumors other than myxomas are rare. We report a series of 10 intracavitary polypoid myofibroblastic proliferations in children and young adults emphasizing gross, histologic, and clinical features. There were 6 females and 4 males, with a mean age of 10 years (range 5 wk to 21 y). All lesions ...
Sadeghian Saeed - - 2007
Ecstasy normally contains 3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) that increases the levels of serotonin, dopamine, and epinephrine in the central nervous system with consequent adverse effects on the cardiovascular system. Herein, we presented a case of ecstasy abuse which resulted in two episodes myocardial infarction during a three month period; the second ...
Krauser Daniel G - - 2007
Among patients that present with cardiac masses, thrombus is an important diagnostic consideration that affects both clinical management and prognosis. Although thrombus can occasionally be difficult to diagnose using structural criteria alone, it can be distinguished from other structures according to tissue characteristics. Because thrombus is inherently avascular, absence of ...
Yazici Mustafa - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Impairment of the release of endothelium and platelet derived-nitric oxide (NO) increases thrombus formation that is rich in platelets in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS). Since intracoronary thrombus formation and distal embolization increases risk of myocardial injury, we studied the relationship between NO levels and Tn-I in patients ...
Unger Philippe - - 2008
Acquired coronary fistula is uncommon, but has been reported to occur after several surgical procedures, acute myocardial infarction, endomyocardial biopsy, coronary angioplasty, and thoracic trauma. We describe the occurrence of a left coronary to left ventricular cavity fistula following resection of a left atrial myxoma, with spontaneous closure in the ...
Chughtai Aamer - - 2007
Metastatic cardiac liposarcoma is rare. A right ventricular liposarcoma metastasis is described in a 46-year-old man, who was admitted with significant shortness of breath and fatigue, and in whom a large lobulated low attenuation mass occupying most of the right ventricular cavity, with extension through the right ventricular apex and ...
Sayin Omer Ali - - 2007
Cardiac myxomas are the most common neoplasms of the heart. They can be located in any chamber of the heart but frequently in the left atrium. In this report we present a patient who had been treated for a right ventricular myxoma originating from the interventricular septum and leading to ...
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