Primary cardiac angiosarcoma with right coronary-to-right atrium fistula


Yildiz A. , Yakut N., Kurtoglu T., Okcun B., Kupelioglu A.

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.19, no.1, pp.26-27, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-27

Abstract

Primary tumours of the heart are rare. About 25% of all cardiac tumours are malignant and the most common of these is the angiosarcoma. We present a 61-year-old male with a right atrial angiosarcoma that was detected on coronary angiography. The tumour showed marked vascularity and a right coronary-to-right atrium fistula, and the patient underwent surgical resection. Pathological examination of the tumour was consistent with a cardiac angiosacoma and the diagnosis was also confirmed by immuno-histochemistry. He consequently underwent chemotherapy, however the patient died 60 days after the surgery.