Primary Osteosarcoma of the Heart: Experience of an Unusual Case


Primary cardiac osteosarcomas are uncommon tumors. They have an aggressive biology and hence poor prognosis. This report describes a 23-year-old male patient who was referred to our hospital with chest pain. Echocardiography showed a left atrial mass, and tumor excision revealed a cardiac osteosarcoma. Adjuvant cisplatin plus ifosfamide combination chemotherapy provided a disease-free survival of 9 months; unfortunately the patient died of metastatic disease thereafter.

DOI: 10.1159/000351123

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@inproceedings{zen2013PrimaryOO, title={Primary Osteosarcoma of the Heart: Experience of an Unusual Case}, author={D{\"{u}riye Sila Karag{\"{o}z {\"{O}zen and Mehmet Akif {\"{O}zt{\"{u}rk and Fatih Selçukbiricik and Sinem Nihal Esatoğlu and Zeynep Hande Turna and Pinar Beyaz and Serg{\"{u}len Dervişoġlu and Mustafa {\"{O}zg{\"{u}roğlu}, booktitle={Case reports in oncology}, year={2013} }