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Cardiac Sarcoma in a Teenager: More than 5 Years of Survival after Complete Resection and Chemotherapy


Rahel, RU; Emanuela, R; Valsangiacomo-Buechel, Emanuela; Bergstraesser, Eva; Bode, PK; Schweiger, M; Cavigelli-Brunner, A (2017). Cardiac Sarcoma in a Teenager: More than 5 Years of Survival after Complete Resection and Chemotherapy. Cardiovascular Medicine: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, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:17 November 2017
Deposited On:08 Feb 2018 12:03
Last Modified:19 Mar 2018 10:16
Publisher:EMH Media
ISSN:1662-629X
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/doi: 10.1016/j.canep.2015.07.007.

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