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Primary cardiac lymphoma causing right atrial occlusion

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Keil, V C
Theologou, T
Muller, H
Published in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon. 2011, vol. 59, no. 3, p. 173-5
Abstract Primary cardiac lymphomas (PCL) are extremely rare, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a highly aggressive subtype. We report a case that was initially diagnosed as chronic right heart dysfunction. Detailed investigations revealed a large lobulated tumour occluding the right atrium, infiltrating the inter-atrial septum, the roof of the left atrium, and the aortic root. Despite adequate surgical debulking and initial successful tricuspid annuloplasty, the patient succumbed to multi-organ failure. Pathological analysis of the resected tumour confirmed a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with a proliferation rate of 100%. What is unique about this case is the size of this rare cardiac tumour, which we believe to be one of the largest described in the literature for a purely intra-cardiac PCL, its aggressive growth rate, and the relatively mild symptomatology until a late stage of the disease.
Keywords AgedFemaleHeart Atria/pathology/surgeryHeart Neoplasms/surgeryHumansLymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse/surgeryTreatment Outcome
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PMID: 21480140
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Research groups Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire (105)
Groupe Clergue François (anesthésiologie) (71)
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CIKIRIKCIOGLU, Mustafa et al. Primary cardiac lymphoma causing right atrial occlusion. In: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, 2011, vol. 59, n° 3, p. 173-5. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:24927

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