Advertisement

An undifferentiated, pleomorphic cardiac sarcoma masquerading as myxoma

Published:October 10, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jccase.2022.09.013

      Abstract

      Cardiac sarcoma is a very rare cause of primary cardiac tumor. We present a case of an undifferentiated, pleomorphic cardiac sarcoma, masquerading as a cardiac myxoma on multimodal imaging evaluation, which was definitively diagnosed on intra-operative histopathologic examination followed by surgical resection.

      Learning objective

      Evaluate and diagnose a rare primary cardiac tumor via multimodal imaging and a multidisciplinary approach.

      Keywords

      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribe:

      Subscribe to Journal of Cardiology Cases
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      References

        • Vallés-Torres J.
        • Izquierdo-Villarroya M.
        • Vallejo-Gil J.
        • Casado-Domínguez J.
        • Latasa A.
        • Auquilla-Clavijo P.
        Cardiac undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma mimicking left atrial myxoma.
        J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019; 33: 493-496
        • Barreiro M.
        • Renilla A.
        • Jimenez J.M.
        • Martin M.
        • Al Musa T.
        • Garcia L.
        • et al.
        Primary cardiac tumors: 32 years of experience from a Spanish tertiary surgical center.
        Cardiovasc Pathol. 2013; 22: 424-427
        • Rahbar K.
        • Seifarth H.
        • Schäfers M.
        • Stegger L.
        • Hoffmeier A.
        • Spieker T.
        • et al.
        Differentiation of malignant and benign cardiac tumors using 18F-FDG PET/CT.
        J Nucl Med. 2012; 53: 856-863
        • Carrero N.
        • Salazar G.
        • Guerrero A.
        • Mugnier J.
        • Medina H.
        Recurrent undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma in the left atrium.
        CASE (Phila). 2018; 2: 38-41
        • Motwani M.
        • Kidamni A.
        • Herzog B.
        • Uddin A.
        • Greenwood J.
        • Plein S.
        MR imaging of cardiac tumors and masses: a review of methods and clinical applications.
        Radiology. 2013; 268: 26-43
        • Hudzik B.
        • Miszalski-Jamka K.
        • Glowacki J.
        • Lekston A.
        • Gierlotka M.
        • Zembala M.
        • et al.
        Malignant tumors of the heart.
        Cancer Epidemiol. 2015; 39: 665-672
        • Kavakbasi E.
        • Scheld H.H.
        • Kessler T.
        • Sindermann J.R.
        • Kösek V.
        • Tjan T.D.T.
        • et al.
        Postoperative complications and long-term results after primary cardiac sarcoma resection.
        Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018; 66: 637-644
        • Hamidi M.
        • Moody J.
        • Weigel T.
        • Kozak K.
        Primary cardiac sarcoma.
        Ann Thorac Surg. 2010; 90: 176-181
        • Vaitiekiene A.
        • Vaitiekus D.
        • Urbonaite L.
        • Jankauskas A.
        • Portacenko J.
        • Lapinskas T.
        • et al.
        Multidisciplinary approach to rare primary cardiac sarcoma: a case report and review.
        BMC Cancer. 2019; 19: 529