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Something inside the heart: a myxoid liposarcoma with cardiac involvement.

Authors
  • Ribeiro, Pedro
  • Lemos, J
  • Vaz, A
  • Correia, A
  • Girão, F
  • Henriques, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgão oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2011
Volume
30
Issue
3
Pages
341–346
Identifiers
PMID: 21638992
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 70-year-old man presented with dry cough, dyspnea and fatigue. Physical examination revealed only a grade 3 heart murmur. The chest X-ray showed bilateral nodular opacities. A CT scan revealed several nodular masses in both lungs, pleura and abdomen, as well as a similar lesion inside the left ventricle. Echocardiography revealed not only the pedunculated nature of this lesion, but also infiltration of the ventricular wall. Biopsy showed it to be a myxoid liposarcoma. Since the disease was already widespread, and given the characteristics of the intraventricular mass, only palliative measures were prescribed.

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