Surgical Treatment of Primary Cardiac Malignancies

  • Francesco Santini
  • Gaia Viganò
  • Antonio Salsano
  • Loris Salvador


Primary tumors of the heart and pericardium are very uncommon, and most of them are benignant. Excluding large referral centers, only a few cases of primary malignant tumors are observed in single hospitals over years, challenging clinicians’ diagnostic ability and surgical skills [1–4]:


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Santini
    • 1
  • Gaia Viganò
    • 1
  • Antonio Salsano
    • 1
  • Loris Salvador
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospital IRCCS San Martino ISTGenovaItaly
  2. 2.Division of Cardiac SurgerySan Bortolo HospitalVicenzaItaly

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