Cardiac Tumor Pathology

  • Cristina Basso
  • Marialuisa Valente
  • Gaetano Thiene

Part of the Current Clinical Pathology book series (CCPATH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gaetano Thiene, Cristina Basso, Stefania Rizzo, Gino Gerosa, Giovanni Stellin, Marialuisa Valente
    Pages 23-30
  3. Giovanni Bartoloni, Angela Pucci
    Pages 31-44
  4. Cristina Basso, Tomaso Bottio, Gaetano Thiene, Marialuisa Valente, Gino Gerosa
    Pages 45-58
  5. Massimo A. Padalino, Cristina Basso, Ornella Milanesi, Gaetano Thiene, Giovanni Stellin
    Pages 59-71
  6. Marialuisa Valente, Stefania Rizzo, Ornella Leone, Cristina Basso
    Pages 73-89
  7. Paolo Voci, Francesco Pizzuto
    Pages 91-100
  8. Luigi P. Badano, Denisa Muraru, Sabino Iliceto
    Pages 101-114
  9. Francesco Santini, Mariassunta Telesca, Giuseppe Faggian, Alessandro Mazzucco
    Pages 131-149
  10. Furio Silvestri, Gianfranco Sinagra, Rossana Bussani
    Pages 151-163
  11. Chiara Lestuzzi, Gianmaria Miolo, Antonino De Paoli
    Pages 165-182
  12. Augusto Orlandi, Luigi Giusto Spagnoli
    Pages 183-193
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 195-197

About this book


Cardiac tumors were once a nosographic entity of scarce clinical interest because of the rarity and of the intrinsic diagnostic and therapeutic impossibilities, and were considered a fatal morbid entity. It has now become a topical subject due to advances in clinical imaging (echo, magnetic resonance, computed tomography) as well as innovation in technologies of in-vivo diagnosis. Cardiac Tumor Pathology presents a spectacular example of these advances with clinico-pathologic correlations. This timely volume covers history, epidemiology, demographics, clinical diagnosis, pathology, imaging by echo, CT and MRI of both benign and malignant cardiac tumors, either primary or secondary. Chemotherapy of malignant neoplasms is also addressed. Special emphasis is given to clinico-pathologic correlations. With all chapters written by experts in their fields, this volume will serve as a useful resource for physicians dealing with, and interested in, this special branch of cardiac oncology and will represent a useful guide for pathologists, clinicians, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and radiologists as well as for postgraduate students training in these areas.


Cardiac metastases Cardiac myxoma Cardiac tumors Cardiovascular pathology Echocardiographic diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristina Basso
    • 1
  • Marialuisa Valente
    • 2
  • Gaetano Thiene
    • 3
  1. 1.Thoracic and Vascular SciencesDepartment of CardiacPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Thoracic and Vascular SciencesDepartment of Cardiac,PadovaItaly
  3. 3.Thoracic and Vascular SciencesDepartment of Cardiac,PadovaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-142-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-143-1
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