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Primary cardiac lymphoma causing right atrial occlusion.
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PMID:  21480140     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Primary cardiac lymphomas (PCL) are extremely rare, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a highly aggressive subtype. We report a case that was initially diagnosed as chronic right heart dysfunction. Detailed investigations revealed a large lobulated tumour occluding the right atrium, infiltrating the inter-atrial septum, the roof of the left atrium, and the aortic root. Despite adequate surgical debulking and initial successful tricuspid annuloplasty, the patient succumbed to multi-organ failure. Pathological analysis of the resected tumour confirmed a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with a proliferation rate of 100 %. What is unique about this case is the size of this rare cardiac tumour, which we believe to be one of the largest described in the literature for a purely intra-cardiac PCL, its aggressive growth rate, and the relatively mild symptomatology until a late stage of the disease.
Authors:
M Cikirikcioglu; V C Keil; S M Cherian; T Theologou; P Merlani; H Muller; M-J Licker; A Kalangos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital and Medical Faculty of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
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