Pericardial synovial sarcoma of the heart; is it always worth operating?

  title={Pericardial synovial sarcoma of the heart; is it always worth operating?},
  author={Patrick O. Myers and Stilianos Konstantinidis and Nikolaos D Karatzas and Fotis Milas and Antsaklis Panos},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={52 5},
Synovial sarcoma is a rare malignant soft-tissue tumor that most commonly occurs in the extremities of young adults. Primary pericardial synovial sarcoma is extremely rare. We report the case of a 37 year old male patient who presented with intermittent fever, nocturnal sweating and asthenia. Chest X-ray revealed an enlarged cardiac silhouette. Echocardiography identified pericardial effusion and a mass compressing the right ventricle. After percutaneous drainage of the effusion, the mass was… CONTINUE READING
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