Leiomyosarcoma Protruding into the Left Ventricle during Diastole: Report of a Case

Authors

  • Hayati Den?z
  • Senem Koruk
  • Ahmet K?rbas
  • Cem At?k
  • Ozerdem Ozcal?skan
  • Hasim Ustunsoy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20091177

Abstract

Cardiac leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumor with poor survival prospects. Surgery prolongs survival, but the tumor often recurs early after surgery. The diagnosis is often made by transthoracic echocardiography. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography are required to characterize the location and extent of cardiac masses. In this report, we present a patient with a leiomyosarcoma that was resected completely. The tumor was located in the left atrium, mimicked a myxoma, and protruded into the left ventricle during diastole.

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Published

2011-04-26

How to Cite

Den?z, H., Koruk, S., K?rbas, A., At?k, C., Ozcal?skan, O., & Ustunsoy, H. (2011). Leiomyosarcoma Protruding into the Left Ventricle during Diastole: Report of a Case. The Heart Surgery Forum, 14(2), E133-E134. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20091177

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