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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 207–208 | Cite as

Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma of primary cardiac origin

  • J. C. Higgins
  • P. J. Katzman
  • S. B. Yeager
  • J. D. Dickerman
  • B. J. Leavitt
  • M. D. Tischler
  • R. W. Battle
Case Reports

Summary

A 13-year-old boy presented with cardiac tamponade. Echocardiography revealed a large mass extending from the right and left ventricles into a large pericardial effusion. Pathology confirmed the first reported case of a primary cardiac extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma.

Key words

Cardiac tamponade Cardiac tumor Ewing's sarcoma 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Higgins
    • 1
  • P. J. Katzman
    • 1
  • S. B. Yeager
    • 1
  • J. D. Dickerman
    • 1
  • B. J. Leavitt
    • 1
  • M. D. Tischler
    • 1
  • R. W. Battle
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics and Cardiology, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont Cardiology UnitUniversity of Vermont College of MedicineBurlingtonUSA

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