Angiosarcoma of the right atrium presenting as collapse

C (Chi Hang) van der Lee, Peter Klootwijk, Robert Jan van Geuns, A.P.W.M. Maat, Michael den Bakker

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Pericardial effusion may originate from a wide variety of underlying pathology. Primary cardiac malignancy should always be considered as a rare underlying cause. Angiosarcoma is the most common cardiac malignancy, which often arises as a mass in the right atrium. We describe a young patient with collapse due to pericardial effusion caused by a primary cardiac angiosarcoma. The case is an example of the difficulties and dilemmas which may be encountered in assessing the diagnosis of cardiac angiosarcoma. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)E17-E19
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • EMC COEUR-09
  • EMC NIHES-03-30-01

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