A primary cardiac sarcoma preoperatively presented as a benign left atrial myxoma.

  title={A primary cardiac sarcoma preoperatively presented as a benign left atrial myxoma.},
  author={J T Kim and Wan-Ki Baek and Kwang-Ho Kim and Yong-Han Yoon and Dae-Hyuk Kim and Hyun Kyoung Lim},
  journal={Yonsei medical journal},
  volume={44 3},
Primary cardiac sarcomas are extremely rare. We report a case of a primary cardiac sarcoma with myxoid change, which originally presented as a benign cardiac myxoma on a two- dimensional echocardiogram. On operating, the mass was found to extend into the posterior left atrial wall, the left pulmonary vein, and the mitral valve. The patient underwent wide resection of the left atrium, a mitral valve replacement and a left pneumonectomy. The histological diagnosis was of an undifferentiated… CONTINUE READING
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