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Pseudotumor of the heart: subepicardial hematoma of the right atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  591552     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 28-year-old man with a huge subepicardial hematoma of the right atrium, which is so rare that a review of the literature has failed to disclose similar case, is reported. Suspecting of rhabdomyoma, we excised free wall of the right atrium and a part of lateral wall of the superior vena cava. The excised part was reconstructed with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore tex). This synthetic material has a few merit and application of this one to the reconstruction in the venous system seems more promising. He was discharged with a regular sinus rhythm, normal heart size three months after the operation. The histologic examination of the excised material revealed amorphous blood clots and chronic granulation tissue containing hemosiderin-cells. The cause of the hematoma was not clarified even by microscopic examination.
Y Iida; M Nakajima; T Hino; S Nakae; K Momma; S Konno
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1977 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-02-23     Completed Date:  1978-02-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  453-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Atria*
Heart Catheterization
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Heart Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Hematoma / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery

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