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Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2013;6(6):1197-1199
Cardiac leiomyosarcoma, a case report
Rikke E Andersen, Bjarne W Kristensen, Sabine Gill
Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark; Department of Pathology, Odense University Hospital, Odense,
Received February 5, 2013; Accepted April 16, 2013; Epub May 15, 2013; Published June 1, 2013
Abstract: In this case report we present the history of a patient admitted with recurrent pulmonary edema. Transesophageal echocardiography
showed a tumour in the left atrium, occluding the ostium of the mitral valve and mimicking intermittent mitral stenosis. Cardiac surgery followed
by pathological examination revealed that the tumour was a leiomyosarcoma. Images from the echocardiography as well as the pathological
findings are shown and discussed. The present case report illustrates that atrial tumors comprise also sarcomas, suggesting the use of
careful, rapid diagnostic procedures and treatment to prevent dissemination of malignancy. (IJCEP1302007).
Keywords: Leiomyosarcoma, cardiac tumours
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