Surgery Today

, Volume 30, Issue 9, pp 838–840 | Cite as

Rapidly Growing Primary Cardiac Leiomyosarcoma: Report of a Case

  • Yoshinobu Hattori
  • Tadashi Iriyama
  • Koji Watanabe
  • Koji Negi
  • Isao Takeda
  • Shuichiro Sugimura
Article

Abstract

Primary cardiac leiomyosarcomas are very rare. A 19-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital with dyspnea and hemoptysis. He was later transferred to our hospital because of his worsening dyspnea. An enhanced chest computed tomography scan demonstrated a large mass in the left atrium. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed a large mobile mass in the left atrium. The tumor was totally resected. The pathohistological examination showed leiomyosarcoma. The tumor rapidly recurred, and a second and third operation were performed. After the third operation, the patient was treated with radiotherapy. There was no local recurrence but multiple distant metastases were found 2 months after completion of radiation therapy.

Key Words Cardiac sarcoma Leiomyosarcoma Transthoracic echocardiogram 

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshinobu Hattori
    • 1
  • Tadashi Iriyama
    • 1
  • Koji Watanabe
    • 2
  • Koji Negi
    • 1
  • Isao Takeda
    • 1
  • Shuichiro Sugimura
    • 1
  1. 1. Department of Thoracic Surgery, Fujita Health University School of MedicineJapan
  2. 2. Fujita Health University College, 1-98 Kutsukake, Toyoake, Aichi 470-1192Japan

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