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Unusual extension of an intracardiac primary lymphoma to the right jugular vein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17667043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report an unusual case of a 61-year-old woman with right atrial primary cardiac lymphoma extending into the right jugular vein through the superior vena cava. A transoesophageal echocardiographic study revealed the presence of a large mass occupying four fifths of the right atrial cavity and invading the superior vena cava, which appeared almost completely occluded. These findings were confirmed by computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging. At autopsy, a large (7 x 3 cm) whitish ovoid mass with multiple nodules was found in the right atrium and superior vena cava. Histopathological examination revealed a monotonous population of lymphoid B-cells.
Edlira Zakja; Luigi P Badano; Rodolfo Sbrojavacca; Fabio Malalan; Pasquale Gianfagna; Paolo M Fioretti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-01     Completed Date:  2007-09-21     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  652-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, S. Maria della Misericordia University Hospital, Udine, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Fatal Outcome
Heart Atria / pathology
Heart Neoplasms / pathology*
Jugular Veins / pathology*
Lymphoma, B-Cell / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Vena Cava, Superior / pathology*

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