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Unusual origin and rare presentation of primary cardiac lymphoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21841872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphomas are very uncommon tumors that rarely involve the heart; however, when they do, they typically cause cardiac symptoms. Herein, we describe the case of a young woman who presented with respiratory symptoms. These were caused by a high-grade lymphoblastic lymphoma, which originated in the left inferior pulmonary vein and extended into the left atrium. The tumor was surgically debulked, but it recurred in 1 month, and the patient underwent chemotherapy. Six months later, she had recurrent respiratory symptoms, and echocardiography revealed a persistent mass in the left lower lobar vein. A modified chemotherapy regimen led to complete resolution of the tumor within 2 months. We are unaware of other reports of a primary cardiac non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic lymphoma with this unusual site of origin and rare manifestation of symptoms.
Amir Mohamed; Sanjay Cherian; Ahmed El-Ashmawy; Salah Eldin Abdelmoneim; Maher Soliman; Mohamed Abu-Rayan; Afksendyios Kalangos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-15     Completed Date:  2012-01-05     Revised Date:  2013-06-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  415-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21526, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
Dyspnea / etiology
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Atria / pathology
Heart Neoplasms / complications,  pathology*,  therapy
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / complications,  pathology*,  therapy
Pulmonary Veins / pathology*
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Neoplasms / complications,  pathology*,  therapy

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