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Cardiac sarcoma in a teenager


Soyka, Rahel U; Valsangiacomo Büchel, Emanuela R; Bergstraesser, Eva; Bode, Peter K; Schweiger, Martin; Cavigelli-Brunner, Anna (2017). Cardiac sarcoma in a teenager. Cardiovascular Medicine, 20(11):274-276.

Abstract

Primary cardiac sarcomas are very rare and the prognosis is poor with a reported survival of usually less than one year after diagnosis. There is few data available for therapy recommendations and outcome. We present the case of a 16 year old patient with a solitary angiosarcoma situated in the right atrium. A complete resection was followed by chemotherapy. Follow up more than 5 years after the initial diagnosis was uneventful with no signs of tumor recurrence. Epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, follow up and prognosis of cardiac sarcoma are discussed.

Abstract

Primary cardiac sarcomas are very rare and the prognosis is poor with a reported survival of usually less than one year after diagnosis. There is few data available for therapy recommendations and outcome. We present the case of a 16 year old patient with a solitary angiosarcoma situated in the right atrium. A complete resection was followed by chemotherapy. Follow up more than 5 years after the initial diagnosis was uneventful with no signs of tumor recurrence. Epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, follow up and prognosis of cardiac sarcoma are discussed.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:19 Jan 2018 10:26
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 10:25
Publisher:EMH Swiss Medical Publishers
ISSN:1423-5528
OA Status:Gold

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