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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A transthoracic echocardiogram is usually the first investigation, whenever a cardiac tumour is suspected.
He said, 'I was diagnosed with a cardiac tumour but the radiology and cardiology team at Badr al Samaa categorically ruled out the tumour after performing the CMR.
Jon says: "I asked Dr Del Nido, 'Have you ever seen a cardiac tumour this big?' He told me he'd seen one even bigger.
The differentiation between a primary cardiac tumour with cervico mediastinal extension and a mediastinal tumour infiltrating the myocardium is difficult.
Unusual cardiac tumour with perivascular myoid differentiation: A case report.
[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. [7] Constitutional symptoms are common, reported in approximately one-third of patients, and include weight loss, fever, fatigue and symptoms mimicking connective tissue disorders.
Gary was a polite and rather formal middle-aged gentleman with a cardiac tumour and visceral thorax metastasis.
[1] It is the most common cardiac tumour in children and more than 60% of the cases are associated with tuberous sclerosis (TS).
Communicating hydrocephalus secondary to a cardiac tumour compressing the superior vena cava.
The cardiac tumour case exemplifies how all deaths during anaesthesia must be referred for postmortem examination, otherwise unexplained deaths may be attributed incorrectly to anaesthesia.
It is called a papillary fibroelastoma - a benign cardiac tumour.
Systolic dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, pericardial effusion, dilated cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac tumour were detected in 5 (10%), 16 (32%), 6 (12%), 3 (6%), 4 (8%) and 1 (2%) patients respectively.