Large primary cardiac sarcoma on the left ventricular free wall: Is total excision contraindicated?

Masanori Hirota, Noboru Ishikawa, Masaya Oi, Takeo Tedoriya

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Abstract

A case of a large primary cardiac sarcoma on the left ventricular free wall is reported. Although the definitive diagnosis of this tumor was not made preoperatively, total excision was planned for rapid diagnosis and optimal procedure. However, the operation was discontinued due to intraoperative diagnosis of malignancy. As a result, the patient suffered from the symptoms of cardiac tamponade caused by the large tumor. We discuss the surgical strategy to provide therapeutic benefit for possible patients in the future. In conclusion, an aggressive attempt at volume reduction such as cardiac autotransplantation may relieve the symptoms, even though such surgery would only be palliative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-672
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac tumors
  • Sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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