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Removal of the left atrium and left ventricle tumour: a case report.
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PMID:  22291841     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The heart is the rarest site for neoplasms to be localized. Despite modern diagnostic techniques, cardiac tumours continue to among those discovered latest and with the worst prognoses. We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with a heart tumour and mediastinal lymphadenopathy, who was admitted to the Department of Cardiac Surgery. The patient underwent surgical removal of the tumour with extracorporeal circulation. The left atrium, mitral valve and the left ventricle were occupied by the infiltration. A radical resection appeared to be impossible. A valvular prosthesis was not implanted. The perioperative period was uncomplicated. On the 9(th) day a local recurrence was confirmed in the transthoracic echocardiography. Further oncological diagnostics revealed the spread of the malignant neoplasm to bones of the pelvis and spine. Chemotherapy was initiated. The authors discuss the most appropriate diagnostic and treatment procedures employed in the above case.
Authors:
Stanisław Ostrowski; Anna Marcinkiewicz; Anna Kośmider; Witold Pawłowski; Alicja Nowakowska; Ryszard Jaszewski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of medical science : AMS     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1896-9151     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Med Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-31     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101258257     Medline TA:  Arch Med Sci     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  909-13     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiac Surgery, 1 Chair of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Lodz, Poland.
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