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Right atrial chemodectoma with atypical chest pain: a 6-year surgical follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18721605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Paragangliomas are rare neoplasms of neural crest origin and arise from the chromaffin (pheochromocytomas) or chemoreceptor (chemodectomas) tissues. Patients with cardiac chemodectomas, hormonally inactive paragangliomas, may have chest pain or various obstructive or compressive symptoms, depending on the location of the tumor. We report the case of a right atrial chemodectoma causing atypical chest pain. The tumor was discovered at transthoracic echocardiography. Coronary angiography showed a vascular tumor fed by a branch of the circumflex artery. En bloc tumor resection was carried out under cardiopulmonary bypass, with an uneventful surgical course. After 6 years of follow-up, the patient remains asymptomatic and disease-free.
Faranak Kargar; Mathias H Aazami
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-25     Completed Date:  2008-09-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1006-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiac Surgery Department, Shaheed Rajaei Cardiovascular Medical Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Chest Pain / etiology*
Coronary Angiography
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Atria
Heart Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal / complications*,  surgery

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