- Multidetector CT and MR imaging of cardiac tumors
Eun Young Kim
Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 135 710, Korea
Korean J Radiol 10:164-75. 2009
..Presurgical assessment of malignant cardiac tumors with the use of MDCT and MRI may allow determination of the resectability of tumors and planning for the reconstruction of cardiac chambers...
- Outcomes after surgical resection of cardiac sarcoma in the multimodality treatment era
Faisal G Bakaeen
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex 77030, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 137:1454-60. 2009
..Primary cardiac sarcomas are rare tumors carrying poor prognosis. Resection remains the primary therapy. Especially in recent years, chemotherapy and radiation have been used adjunctively...
- Cardiac tumors: optimal cardiac MR sequences and spectrum of imaging appearances
David H O'Donnell
Cardiac CT and MRI Program, Department of Radiology and Cardiology, St Vincent s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
AJR Am J Roentgenol 193:377-87. 2009
..This article reviews the optimal cardiac MRI sequences for and the spectrum of imaging appearances of cardiac tumors...
- Metastases to the heart
Department of Internal Medicine II, University of Dresden, Heart Center Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Ann Oncol 15:375-81. 2004
- Benign cardiac tumors and tumorlike conditions
Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
Ann Diagn Pathol 14:215-30. 2010
..This comprehensive and up-to-date review describes the key clinical, gross, and histologic findings for 16 distinct entities. It also provides differential diagnoses and key facts to differentiate between similar appearing tumors...
- Papillary fibroelastoma of the aortic valve--a case report and literature review
Neerod K Jha
Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Managed by Cleveland Clinic, PO Box 51900, Abu Dhabi UAE
J Cardiothorac Surg 5:84. 2010
..Also, possibility of this diagnosis should be kept in mind while managing cardiac or valvular tumours...
- Cardiac tumours in children
Department of Paediatric Cardiology, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park Cardiff, CF14 4XW, Wales, UK
Orphanet J Rare Dis 2:11. 2007
..Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy may prolong survival. The prognosis for malignant primary cardiac tumours is generally extremely poor...
- Cardiac myxoma: its origin and tumor characteristics
Department of Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, 3 1 1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390 8621, Japan
Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 9:215-21. 2003
..These genetic and molecular approaches to cardiac myxoma may prompt the development of therapeutic modalities for treatment of malignancies and cardiac cell regeneration...
- A novel kind of tumor type-characteristic junction: plakophilin-2 as a major protein of adherens junctions in cardiac myxomata
Helmholtz Group for Cell Biology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Mod Pathol 23:1429-37. 2010
..We propose to examine the marker value of Pkp2 in clinical diagnoses of cardiac myxomata and to develop Pkp2-targeted therapeutic reagents...
- A matter of the heart: myocardial metastases in neuroendocrine tumors
Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, Charite, Berlin, Germany
Horm Metab Res 42:967-76. 2010
..Management of cardiac metastases requires close cooperation between specialists of internal medicine, nuclear medicine, and cardiac surgery...
- Primary cardiac tumours: eighteen years of surgical experience on 21 patients
McGill University, 3755 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2, Canada
Can J Cardiol 20:1443-8. 2004
..The literature on primary cardiac tumours is relatively limited because of their rare occurrence...
- Sex distribution in cardiac myxomas
Dong Hi Anthony Yoon
Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75246, USA
Am J Cardiol 90:563-5. 2002
- Cardiac myxoma the great imitators: comprehensive histopathological and molecular approach
Department of Cardiac Surgery University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Croatia Kišpatićeva 12, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Int J Cardiol 164:7-20. 2013
- Surgical excision of cardiac myxomas: twenty years experience at a single institution
Division of Cardiac Surgery and First Vascular Surgery Unit, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Policlinico San Donato Hospital, San Donato Milanese, and Faculty of Medicine, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Ann Thorac Surg 93:825-31. 2012
..Primary cardiac tumors are quite uncommon and myxomas constitute the major proportion among these masses. The present study summarizes our 20-year clinical experience with surgical resection of intracardiac myxomas...
- Primary cardiac tumours in a paediatric population
R A Elderkin
Queensland Centre for Congenital Heart Disease, Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, Queensland, Australia
J Paediatr Child Health 38:173-7. 2002
..To review the presentation, diagnosis, histology and outcome of primary cardiac tumours presenting to a paediatric cardiac unit over a 20-year period...
- Primary lymphoma of the heart
Division of Internal Medicine, Karolinska Institutet Danderyd Hospital, Sweden
Scand Cardiovasc J 34:606-8. 2000
..Early identification is essential for optimum treatment. We present a case of malignant lymphoma of the heart, where treatment led to remission from cardiac growth of the tumor...
- A case of reversible ventricular tachycardia and complete atrioventricular block associated with primary cardiac B-cell lymphoma
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:816-9. 2009
..He was then diagnosed with primary cardiac lymphoma. The chemotherapy and radiotherapy resulted in the disappearance of the mass. Complete remission has been maintained for 8 years after the therapy, and no VT or C-AVB has been detected...
- Cardiac tumours: diagnosis and management
Department of Pathology, Toronto Medical Laboratories, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Canada
Lancet Oncol 6:219-28. 2005
..Patients with sarcomas live for a mean of 3 months to 1 year, and those with lymphomas live up to 5 years if treated, but usually die within 1 month if untreated...
- Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor associated with neurofibromatosis type 1, with metastasis to the heart: a case report
Department of Pathology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, 1 3 3 Nakamichi, Higashinari, Osaka, Japan
Diagn Pathol 5:2. 2010
..Since then, the patient has had repeated local recurrences in spite of repeated surgical treatment and adjuvant chemotherapy. He has developed previous metastases of the lung and heart. The patient died of cardiac involvement...
- Cardiovascular magnetic resonance and PET-CT of left atrial paraganglioma
Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 12:1. 2010
- CT and MR imaging of pericardial disease
Zhen J Wang
Department of Radiology, Box 0628, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143 0628, USA
Radiographics 23:S167-80. 2003
..Given the many potential applications of these modalities in the evaluation of pericardial diseases, familiarity with the CT and MR imaging features of these diseases is important...
- Heart-specific ablation of Prkar1a causes failure of heart development and myxomagenesis
Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Circulation 117:1414-22. 2008
..Mouse models of this genetic defect have been unsatisfactory because homozygote null animals die early in development and heterozygotes do not exhibit a cardiac phenotype...
- Malignant primary cardiac tumors: review of a single institution experience
Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Cancer 112:2440-6. 2008
..Primary cardiac sarcomas are uncommon. The authors undertook to review the Mayo Clinic's experience with primary cardiac sarcomas consisting of 34 patients seen over a 32-year period...
- Combined heart and lung transplantation for unresectable primary cardiac sarcoma
Susan M Talbot
Departments of Medicine and Surgery, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1145-8. 2002
..Removal of all cardiopulmonary structures involved by tumor followed by orthotopic allotransplantation has been proposed to improve long-term survival...
- Carney complex (CNC)
Centre de Référence Maladies Rares de la Surrénale, Service d endocrinologie, Hopital Cochin, INSERM U 567, CNRS UMR 8104, Institut Cochin, Universite Rene Descartes Paris 5, Paris, 75014, France
Orphanet J Rare Dis 1:21. 2006
..Bilateral adrenalectomy is the most common treatment for Cushing's syndrome due to PPNAD...
- Clinical presentation of left atrial cardiac myxoma. A series of 112 consecutive cases
Department of Internal Medicine, Edouard Herriot Hospital, 69437 Lyons, France
Medicine (Baltimore) 80:159-72. 2001
..The recurrence rate is low (5%), but long-term follow-up and serial echocardiography are advisable especially for young patients...
- Cardiac sarcomas: an update
Department of Anatomic Pathology, Tor Vergata University, Via Montpellier, Rome, Italy
J Thorac Oncol 5:1483-9. 2010
- A huge obstructive myxoma located in the right heart without causing any symptom
Int J Cardiol 114:405-6. 2007
..We report a huge cardiac myxoma originated from right atrium. It was moving between right atrium and ventricle without any symptoms...
- Cardiac metastases
Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Groene Hilledijk 301, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Int J Clin Oncol 13:369-72. 2008
..1% vs 3.8%; Kruskal-Wallis rank test; P = 0.039). Special attention was given to the role of radiotherapy in the management of cardiac metastases...
- A 30-year analysis of cardiac neoplasms at autopsy
Department of Pathology, Toronto General Hospital University Health Network, Ontario
Can J Cardiol 21:675-80. 2005
..Consequently, cardiac neoplasms, especially metastatic ones, are often not discovered until autopsy...
- Transplantation of undifferentiated murine embryonic stem cells in the heart: teratoma formation and immune response
Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
FASEB J 21:1345-57. 2007
..Successful cardiac repair strategies involving ES cells will need to control cardiac differentiation, avoid introducing undifferentiated cells, and will likely require immune modulation to avoid rejection...
- Clinicopathologic study of 24 patients with primary cardiac sarcomas: a 10-year single institution experience
Chul Hwan Kim
Department of Pathology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Hum Pathol 39:933-8. 2008
..The survival of cardiac sarcomas is poor...
- Pericardial tamponade as initial presentation of papillary thyroid carcinoma
F M González Valverde
Department of Surgery, Hospital de la Vega Baja, Orihuela, Spain
Eur J Surg Oncol 31:205-7. 2005
..Although malignant pericardial effusion is a known complication of thyroid cancer, it is rarely the first manifestation and shows a relatively favourable prognosis despite widespread metastases if adequate treatment is given...
- Thymoma arising within cardiac myxoma
Dylan V Miller
Division of Anatomic Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Am J Surg Pathol 29:1208-13. 2005
..The most likely explanation for this extremely unusual finding is neoplastic transformation of thymic rests within a myxoma...
- Survival after resection of primary cardiac tumors: a 48-year experience
Andrew W ElBardissi
MPH, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Circulation 118:S7-15. 2008
..To date, however, there have been no studies examining survival characteristics of patients who undergo surgical resection...
- [Cardiac rhabdomyoma and apoptosis: are regression controlled by the body?]
Laboratoire d Anatomie Pathologique, CHG de Tulle
Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 85:603-8. 1992
..Regression of rhabdomyomas may be compared with other observations of benign and malignant tumours which show spontaneous involution in early life. Medical treatment is advisable even in the absence of life-threatening symptoms...
- Primary cardiac sarcomas: a clinicopathologic analysis of a series with follow-up information in 17 patients and emphasis on long-term survival
Paul J Zhang
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Hum Pathol 39:1385-95. 2008
..Tumor grade appeared to be prognostically important in cardiac sarcoma. Long survival was achieved in patients who survived the initial surgery well...
- Giant left atrial myxoma: an unusual cause of acute pulmonary edema
U O UTIC Cardiologia, San Luca Hospital, Vallo della Lucania, Italy
J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21:978.e1-3. 2008
..We report a case of a huge left atrial myxoma with an unusual clinical presentation characterized by acute pulmonary edema. The possible pathophysiologic mechanism has been discussed...
- Myxoid tissue fragments in femoral embolectomy material: cardiac myxoma versus myxoid thrombus--a diagnostic dilemma
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 7:105-6. 2007
- Vascular endothelial growth factor is an autocrine growth factor for cardiac myxoma cells
Departments of General Medicine, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Maebashi, Maebashi, Japan
Circ J 68:488-93. 2004
..The purpose of this study was to determine whether cardiac myxoma cells possess a VEGF-autocrine system that regulates tumor growth...
- Malignant tumours of the heart: a review of tumour type, diagnosis and therapy
Department of Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 19:748-56. 2007
..Surgery is the cornerstone of therapy. However, a multi-treatment approach, including chemotherapy, radiation as well as evolving approaches such as gene therapy, might provide a better palliative and curative result...
- Thoracoscopic subtotal pericardiectomy and right atrial mass resection in a dog
Denise M Crumbaker
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, 104 S Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA
J Am Vet Med Assoc 237:551-4. 2010
..A 10-year-old spayed female Corgi mix was examined for a 3-week history of lethargy and weight gain...
- Concurrent splenic and right atrial mass at presentation in dogs with HSA: a retrospective study
Sarah E Boston
Department of Clinical Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 47:336-41. 2011
..7%, which is less than previously reported. For dogs with right atrial HSA, the risk of metastasis to nonsplenic sites decreases with age...
- Successful surgical resection of infected left atrial myxoma in a case complicated with disseminated intravascular coagulation and multiple cerebral infarctions: case report
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Osaka National Hospital, 2 14 Hoenzaka, Chuo Ku, Osaka City, Osaka, 540 0006, Japan
J Cardiothorac Surg 6:68. 2011
..Even though this report is limited to a case, only aggressive and prompt surgical intervention could relieve the intractable conditions in such a patient with extremely high risk...
- Cardiac metastases
Department of Pathologic Anatomy, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
J Clin Pathol 60:27-34. 2007
..This paper attempts to review the pathophysiology of cardiac metastatic disease, epidemiology and clinical presentation of cardiac metastases, and pathological characterisation of the lesions...
- Atypical vessels as an early sign of intracardiac myxoma?
Hans Peter Dübel
Medical Clinic for Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmology, Charite Campus Mitte, University Medicine Berlin, Germany
Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2:13. 2004
..The retrospective analysis of the pre-intervention coronary angiography revealed atypical vessels in the atrial septum, which are interpreted as early signs of myxoma...
- Epidemiological and pathological characteristics of cardiac tumors: a clinical study of 242 cases
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Extracorporeal Circulation and Anatomic Pathology, Cardiovascular Institute and Fuwai Hospital, CAMS and PUMS, Beijing 100037, China
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 6:636-9. 2007
..This study, using a relatively large sample, reveals the clinical incidences and pathological characteristics of various cardiac tumors in the Chinese population...
- Giant cardiac myxoma
Department of Cardiology, Austin Hospital, P O Box 5555, Heidelberg, VIC 3084, Australia
Heart Lung Circ 16:389-91. 2007
..The resultant outcome was excellent with the patient achieving complete recovery from long term disabling symptoms...
- An unusual cause of sudden death: cardiac myxoma
Uludag University Medical Faculty, Forensic Medicine Department, Görükle Council of Forensic Medicine of Turkey, Bursa Morgue Department, Bursa, Turkey
Adv Ther 24:529-32. 2007
..This report describes an unusual cause of sudden death and the autopsy findings for a 73-year-old man with left atrial myxoma...
- Massive pulmonary embolus complicating left atrial myxoma
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 121:814-5. 2001
..We report a case of a massive pulmonary thromboembolus complicating a left atrial myxoma in the absence of an atrial or ventricular septal defect...
- Therapy insight: malignant primary cardiac tumors
Michael J Reardon
Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 3:548-53. 2006
..Surgical resection of this sarcoma type often requires pneumonectomy and can require pulmonary root replacement...
- A large left atrial myxoma
Department of Pathology, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
J Card Surg 19:547-51. 2004
- Production of endothelin-1 and big endothelin-1 by human cardiac myxoma cells--implications of the origin of myxomas--
Department of General Practice Medicine, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Showa machi, Maebashi, Gunma, Japan
Circ J 68:1230-2. 2004
..Although the origin of cardiac myxomas is still controversial, the 2 main hypotheses are that the tumor cells originate either from multipotential mesenchymal cells or from endocardial neural tissue...
- Left atrial myxoma presenting as acute inferior wall infarction--a case report
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Card Surg 21:479-80. 2006
- Multiple cardiac myxomas with pulmonary arterial obstruction and acute right heart failure
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular Center of Sendai, 21 1 Honda chou, Izumi ku, Sendai 981 3107, Japan
Jpn J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 52:530-3. 2004
..Following the removal of the tumor, symptoms improved drastically. The postoperative course was uneventful...
- Atrial myxomas: pathologic types, tumor location, and presenting symptoms
Michael F Swartz
State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Syracuse, NY 13215, USA
J Card Surg 21:435-40. 2006
..We examined whether differences in gross or microscopic appearance and location correlated with symptomatology, specifically congestive heart failure (CHF), neurologic symptoms, and embolic events...
- Inherited disposition to cardiac myxoma development
Greenberg Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 525 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10021, USA
Nat Rev Cancer 6:157-65. 2006
..Ongoing investigations are exploring the intersection of R1alpha-dependent cell signalling with other gene products such as perinatal myosin, mutation of which can also cause cardiac myxomas...
- Leiomyosarcoma of the left atrium mimicking a left atrial myxoma
Department of Cardiac Surgery, G Mazzini Hospital, Teramo, Italy
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 131:224-6. 2006
- Successful excision of a cystic tumor of the atrioventricular nodal region
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, National Cardiovascular Center, Suita, Japan
Circ J 69:1293-4. 2005
..Histopathological examination revealed the mass to be a cystic tumor of the atrioventricular nodal region. A 5-year follow-up has revealed no sign of recurrence...
- Recurrent cardiac myxoma: why it occurs. A case report with literature review
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University Hospital, Rengensburg, Germany
J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 42:345-8. 2001
..Familial disposition may also play a role in recurrent development. The abnormal DNA ploidy pattern of myxoma patients showed a high recurrence...
- Primary cardiac lymphoma
Carlos E Miguel
Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital de Base, Brazil
Int J Cardiol 149:358-63. 2011
..Prognosis of PCL is poor with a median survival of 7months after initial diagnosis. Newer modalities including immunotherapy with rituximab or auto stem cell transplantation are promising in the treatment of this lethal condition...
- Novel strategies for recurrent cardiac myxoma
Kaushalendra Singh Rathore
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Southern Australia, Australia
Ann Thorac Surg 85:2125-6. 2008
..This time, however, endoscopically assisted techniques were used. The tumor was excised with supplementary cryoablation. The patient made a quick recovery from this second procedure and has had no recurrence after a 1-year follow-up...
- Myxoma at junction of inferior vena cava and right atrium: surgical excision
Ahmad K Darwazah
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah Hospital, West Bank, Ramallah, Israel
Tex Heart Inst J 38:591-3. 2011
..The diagnosis was made with the aid of transesophageal echocardiography, which proved its superiority and accuracy in this application...
- Mitral valve recurrence of a left atrial myxoma
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Dr Shariati Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences TUMS, Tehran, Iran
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 21:568-73. 2002
..Long-term follow-up of patients by echocardiography is advised for early detection of any recurrence...
- Echocardiographic and pathologic characteristics of primary cardiac tumors: a study of 149 cases
Department of Emergency Medicine, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, PR China
Int J Cardiol 84:69-75. 2002
..The locations of tumor involvement varied by types of tumor. Echocardiography may be a useful tool for early diagnosis of primary cardiac tumors...
- Pediatric heart tumors
CVPath Institute, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA
Cardiovasc Pathol 17:193-8. 2008
..Other rare tumors, including histiocytoid cardiomyopathy, hemangioma, germ cell tumors, and sarcomas, may occur in children in the heart and are discussed...
- Expression of basic fibroblast growth factor and its receptor-1 in cardiac myxoma
Second Department of Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan
J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 43:589-94. 2002
..To clarify the significance of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in angiogenesis or proliferative activity in cardiac myxoma, the expression of bFGF and its receptor (FGFR-1) were immunohistochemically examined...
- Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma: an unusual cardiac location
Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
Cardiovasc Pathol 22:e15-7. 2013
..Clinically, low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma is characterized by a longer survival rate compared to other sarcomas, suggesting its consideration in the differential diagnosis of cardiac tumors with a myxoid appearance...
- Rare metastases of recurrent cervical cancer to the pericardium and abdominal muscle
Hee Seung Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
Arch Gynecol Obstet 278:479-82. 2008
..Aggressive local and systemic treatments may provide significant palliation of associated symptoms...
- Cardiac tumors and associated arrhythmias in pediatric patients, with observations on surgical therapy for ventricular tachycardia
Christina Y Miyake
Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 58:1903-9. 2011
..The aim of this study was to describe a large experience with primary cardiac tumors in pediatric patients, characterize associated arrhythmias, and expand knowledge of natural history and treatment options...
- Cardiac metastasis from poorly differentiated carcinoma of the cervix: a case report
Emily S Miller
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
J Reprod Med 55:78-80. 2010
..Disease metastatic to the heart from cervical carcinoma is rare and associated with a poor prognosis. Multimodality treatment has been shown to provide palliative benefit...
- An uncommon cause of coronary artery ostial obstruction: papillary fibroelastoma
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Bern, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland
Echocardiography 27:337-40. 2010
..The report underlies the importance of echocardiography in diagnosis and intraoperative treatment of this type of cardiac mass...
- Cardiac autotransplantation for primary cardiac tumors
Michael J Reardon
Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 82:645-50. 2006
..We, therefore, reviewed our series of patients with complex left-sided primary cardiac tumors who underwent tumor resection with cardiac autotransplantation...
- Undifferentiated sarcoma of the heart: a rare clinicopathologic presentation
Anatomic Pathology and Cardiovascular Surgery Institutes, Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:192-3. 2002
- Cardiac rhabdomyomas and obstructive left heart disease: histologically but not functionally benign
M D Black
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ann Thorac Surg 65:1388-90. 1998
..However, surgical intervention sometimes is required for the extirpation of a rhabdomyoma from the left ventricular outflow tract...
- Primary right atrial cardiac osteosarcoma with congestive heart failure
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:544-6. 2009
..Thereafter, the associated symptoms dramatically and rapidly diminished, and two days later the patient had recovered sufficiently to walk unaided. The short-term results of surgical tumor excision were excellent...
- [Cardiac fibroelastoma. Six operated cases and review of the literature]
J M Grinda
Service de Chirurgie Cardiothoracique et vasculaire, ,
Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss 93:727-32. 2000
..Despite the benign histology, cardiac fibroelastomas should be excised because of their embolic complications. Absence of recurrence justifies conservative reconstruction of the affected valve...
- Central retinal artery occlusion as the initial sign of aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma
Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain
Am J Ophthalmol 131:667-9. 2001
..We describe a central retinal artery occlusion in a young man who was subsequently found to have an aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma...
- [Malignant cardiac tumors]
Service de Medecine Interne, Hôpital Desgenettes, 108, boulevard Pinel, 69003 Lyon
Bull Cancer 91:136-46. 2004
..For primary cardiac neoplasms, surgery must be carefully discussed because operative intervention is often followed by rapid widespread metastases that adjuvant chemotherapy cannot avoid in most cases...
- Recurrence of cervical carcinoma manifesting as cardiac metastasis three years after curative resection
Department of Medicine and Biosystemic Science, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
Am J Med Sci 328:167-9. 2004
..The right ventricular tumor recurred 4 months later and she died of heart failure. The possibility of late recurrence of cervical carcinoma in the heart should be considered even after curative resection...
- Aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Hotel Dieu de France, Rue Adib Ishac, Beirut, Lebanon
Cardiovasc Surg 10:65-7. 2002
..We describe the case of a 40-yr-old woman who presented with a neurological deficit caused by a papillary tumor of the aortic valve. Diagnosis was made by transesophageal echocardiaphy and the tumor was surgically removed...
- Herpes simplex virus type 1 infection associated with atrial myxoma
Division of Biomedical Sciences, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Am J Pathol 163:2407-12. 2003
..Most infiltrating cells were cytotoxic T lymphocytes. These data suggest that HSV-1 infection is associated with some cases of sporadic atrial myxoma and that these may result from a chronic inflammatory lesion of endocardium...
- Pedunculated endocardial left ventricular fibroma presenting with cerebral and bilateral peripheral embolization
Ahmad K Darwazah
Heliopolis Cardiac Centre, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Ann Thorac Surg 89:965-7. 2010
..Histopathologic examination confirmed the presence of fibroma associated with septic thrombus. The association of fibroma and embolization is rare...
- Cardiac metastases in malignant fibrous histiocytoma. A case report
Unita Operativa di Oncologia, Ospedale Civile di Avezzano, AQ, Italy
Tumori 92:76-8. 2006
..The response continued to improve with immunotherapy. The patient returned to normal physical activity. He died four years later due to a ventricular arrhythmia...
- Papillary fibroelastoma of the heart: report of two cases and review of the literature
Department of Pathology, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
Ann Clin Lab Sci 31:291-6. 2001
..We report 2 cases of symptomatic papillary fibroelastoma, both of which presented with a stroke. Both patients underwent uneventful open-heart surgery. The literature is reviewed, with a compilation of 79 cases...
- Leiomyosarcoma with partial rhabdomyoblastic differentiation: first case report of primary cardiac origin
Department of Surgical Pathology, Toho University School of Medicine, 6 11 1 Omori Nishi, Ota ku, Tokyo 143 8541, Japan
BMC Cancer 11:76. 2011
..Previous studies of leiomyosarcoma with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation have conducted to those arisen from another site, and they indicated a poorer prognosis of this tumor...
- Splenic infarction associated with a mobile aortic valve lesion: a case report and review of the literature
Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Can J Cardiol 25:e215-6. 2009
..The present case of PFE is reviewed for a better understanding of its pathology...
- Fetal demise secondary to massive rhabdomyoma in the early second trimester of pregnancy
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, 8900, Van Wyck Expressway, Jamaica, NY 11418, USA
Pediatr Cardiol 32:243-4. 2011
..This report presents a case of massive cardiac rhabdomyoma filling the entire right heart with pericardial extension, leading to hydrops and subsequent fetal death in the early second trimester of pregnancy...
- Clinical perspectives of primary cardiac lymphoma
Ramesh M Gowda
Division of Cardiology, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Angiology 54:599-604. 2003
..Combination of chemotherapy and radiation therapy is considered as the treatment of choice. The survival is generally less than a month without treatment but has been prolonged up to 5 years with palliative treatments in selected cases...
- Different deformation patterns in intracardiac tumors
Pediatric Cardiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, B 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Eur J Echocardiogr 6:461-4. 2005
..In this case strain and strain rate analysis showed the absence of deformation in the tumor. These findings suggest that this new technique could be used to differentiate between different types of myocardial tumors...
- Cardiac paraganglioma: diagnostic and surgical challenges
Jennie L Huo
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA
J Card Surg 27:178-82. 2012
..In this case review, we discuss the challenges associated with the diagnosis and management of cardiac paragangliomas...
- Minimally invasive resection of papillary fibroelastoma in a high-risk patient
Richard W Kim
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, PA 19104, USA
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:639-41. 2007
- Characterization and management of cardiac tumors
Javier G Castillo
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029 6574, USA
Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 14:6-20. 2010
- Left atrial paraganglioma: diagnosis and surgical management
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Papardo Piemonte Hospital, Messina, Italy
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 10:1047-8. 2010
..The patient was discharged without complications and currently enjoys good health...
- Surgical management of symptomatic cardiac fibromas in children
Cardiac Surgical Unit, Royal Children s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 133:254-5. 2007
- Cardiac valve papillary fibroelastoma: surgical excision for revealed or potential embolization
Adam C Yopp
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11219, USA
J Card Surg 22:72-3. 2007
..We report here a case of pulmonary valve papillary fibroelastoma that was successfully managed with simple excision of the mass...
- Left ventricular cardiac fibroma in a child presenting with ventricular tachycardia
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 22nd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232 0002, USA
Pediatr Cardiol 29:223-6. 2008
..These findings prompted a cardiac MRI, which demonstrated a discrete mass on his LV apex and free wall. Our case emphasizes that structural heart disease should be aggressively pursued in children presenting with ventricular tachycardia...
- Cardiac fibroma in an infant: complete resection after a Blalock-Taussig shunt as initial palliation
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sejong Cardiovascular Center, Sejong General Hospital, Bucheon, Korea
Ann Thorac Surg 90:1011-4. 2010
..This palliation allowed discharge from the hospital and provided good relief for the cyanosis until the tumor became resectable. The pathologic examination revealed a cardiac fibroma...
- Primary cardiac sarcoma
Department of Human Oncology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53705, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 90:176-81. 2010
..The presentation, management, and outcome of patients with primary cardiac sarcomas are not well defined. Furthermore, the role of adjuvant therapy has not been delineated in the management of primary cardiac sarcomas...
- PRKAR1A gene mutation in patients with cardiac myxoma
Molecular Genetics of Cardiovascular Disorders, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, Takara machi 13 1, Kanazawa 920 8640, Japan
Int J Cardiol 102:273-7. 2005
..We hypothesized that cardiac myxoma may be associated with PRKAR1A gene mutation and determined whether mutation in the PRKAR1A gene is the cause of familial and sporadic cardiac myxoma...
- Surgical management of thoracic malignancies invading the heart or great vessels
Bernard J Park
Thoracic Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 78:1024-30. 2004
..We reviewed our experience of 10 patients treated surgically, either primarily or as a component of multimodality therapy, to assess feasibility and results...