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Emergency surgery for left atrial metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma manifesting as a right atrial mass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18721606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 43-year-old woman with a history of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of the forearm, scalp, and paraspinal region who developed acute shortness of breath owing to a tumor arising from the left atrium and extending through the coronary sinus. This was causing partial obstruction across the tricuspid valve as a result of the ball-valve effect. Emergency resection of the atrial mass was performed, and histologic analysis confirmed the presence of metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of emergency surgical resection of intracardiac metastatic alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.
Kalyana C Javangula; David J O'Regan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-25     Completed Date:  2008-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1008-11     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, England.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms / secondary*,  surgery*
Rhabdomyosarcoma, Alveolar / pathology*,  secondary*,  surgery*
Soft Tissue Neoplasms / pathology*

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