ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Malignant fibrosis hystiocytoma originating from right ventricular outlet tract and pulmonary artery: a case report
Mustafa Kemal Demirağ1, Murat Meriç2, Oğuz Aydın3, Mahmut Şahin2
1Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
2Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
3Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5207
Sarcomas originating from the heart and malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) particularly are rarely seen cases. In this article, we present a 65-year-old male case who was initially thought to have thrombus but later was diagnosed with MFH after surgery. The echocardiography performed on the patient admitted to our hospital with exertional dyspnea revealed a heterogeneous mass stretching from the right ventricular outlet tract to inner part of pulmonary artery and to its bifurcation, resulting in severe narrowing. The intraoperative mass resembled an organized thrombus. The mass at the right ventricle and pulmonary artery level, which was initially considered to be a thrombus, was removed. The pathological examination identified the mass as MFH.
Keywords : Heart tumor; malignant fibrous histiocytoma; sarcoma
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