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Myxoid fibrosarcoma of the left atrium and ventricle in pregnancy.
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PMID:  25441792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Myxoid fibrosarcoma is rare in adults, and presentation during pregnancy is extremely rare. We report a woman who presented at 20+1 weeks of gestation with a 1-month history of swollen legs, exertional dyspnea, and cough with frothy sputum. Dual-source computed tomography and transthoracic echocardiography showed a left atrial mass. The dead fetus was delivered by caesarean section. Two weeks later, she underwent resection of the intracardiac mass and mitral valve replacement. Histopathologic examination showed myxoid fibrosarcoma. The patient refused postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. After 1 year, she had no apparent complications, and echocardiography showed no evidence of recurrence.
Wei Zhang; Xiangxiang Zheng; Buqing Ni; Weidong Gu; Haoliang Sun; Yongfeng Shao; Shijiang Zhang
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  98     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1818-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2014 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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