A Rare Case Report of Left Atrial Angiosarcoma


avatar Behnam Askari 1 , *


how to cite: Askari B . A Rare Case Report of Left Atrial Angiosarcoma. Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2013;5(1):e8783.


The most primary cardiac tumors are benign, and malignant tumors comprise about
25%. Primary cardiac angiosarcoma is the most common malignant tumor and aggressive
tumor with a high incidence of metastatic spread. The diagnosis is often delayed
because of the nonspecific clinical presentation. Cardiac angiosarcoma usually arises
from the right atrium. We report an extremely rare case of primary angiosarcoma originating
from the left atrium in a 57-year-old woman that had been referred with a one
month history of exertional dyspenea. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a
large mass on the left atrial that protrude through mitral valve. The tumor was resected
successfully with curative intent. The patient underwent adjuvant chemotherapy. We
have no problem up to now in six months follow-up.


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