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Calcified amorphous tumour of the heart: presentation of a rare case operated using minimal access cardiac surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22693315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Calcified amorphous tumour (CAT) of the heart is a rarely reported non-neoplastic cardiac mass. The authors report a 69-year-old female with long-standing severe asthma and on home oxygen, who presented with a 2 cm mobile mass in the left ventricular outflow tract and symptoms of left heart failure and stroke. During minimal access cardiac surgery, a CAT was found attached to the base of the mitral valve. The tumour was removed and the patient had an uneventful postoperative course. The authors present their experience with this patient and review the current literature on this rare kind of tumour.
Lisa Greaney; Sanjay Chaubey; Sabine Pomplun; Emma St Joseph; Mark Monaghan; Olaf Wendler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2011-06-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-13     Completed Date:  2013-04-29     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, King's College Hospital/King's Health Partners, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Calcinosis / diagnosis*,  surgery
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive

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