heart tumor

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heart tumor

A rare tumor of the heart; 1º HTs are usually benign–myxoma > rhabdomyoma > osteoclastoma; malignant HTs: angiosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma; 2º HTs are usually malignant and implant in the pericardium from lung or hilar lymphoma or melanoma. See Atrial myxoma.
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It is called a papillary fibroelastoma - a benign cardiac tumour.
6] The diagnosis of myxoma is occasionally made after histological assessment of embolic material reveals myxomatous tissue, with subsequent investigation leading to identification of the primary cardiac tumour.
Indeed, since most district-level hospitals in South Africa lack echocardiography services and the sensitivity of clinical examination and plain chest radiography for the diagnosis of cardiac tumours is low, many cases are likely to go undiagnosed.
Primary cardiac tumours have an autopsy frequency of 0.