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Primary left atrial haemangioendothelioma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18635584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe the case of a 21-year-old female patient with epithelioid haemangioendothelioma of the roof of the left atrium. The patient underwent radical resection of the tumour with large disease-free margins, which required reconstruction of left and right atrial superior walls. The prognosis is unpredictable, but life expectancies ranging from 1 to 20 years have been described. There is no single treatment that can be prescribed but, because of their biologic behaviour, epithelioid haemangioendotheliomas must be regarded as fully malignant neoplasms and ought to be resected radically to prevent metastatic disease, and to improve life expectancy and quality of life.
Authors:
Paula Messias; João Bernardo; Manuel J Antunes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-19     Completed Date:  2008-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  945-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Centre of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Cardiac Surgical Procedures*
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Female
Heart Arrest, Induced
Heart Atria / surgery
Heart Neoplasms / radiography,  surgery*
Hemangioendothelioma, Epithelioid / radiography,  surgery*
Humans
Sternum / surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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