ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Resection of a giant right atrial angiosarcoma invading the atrioventricular groove
Mohamed Alassal1, Mohamed Koudieh2, Fahad Alghofaili2, Abdulfattah Alasfar2
1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
2King Fahad Medical City, King Salman Heart Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2016.13099
Cardiac angiosarcomas are the most commonly seen primary malignant tumors of the heart. They usually present abruptly with non-specific symptoms after being asymptomatic for a long period. Metastases are frequently present at the time of diagnosis, which limit the indication of surgical resection to the minority of patients. In this report, we describe a 28-year-old male case with a non-metastatic giant primary right atrial angiosarcoma, who underwent successful surgical excision of the tumor and reconstruction of the right atrium with a bovine pericardial patch.
Keywords : Angiosarcoma; cardiac tumors; obstruction syndrome; superior/inferior vena cava
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