Primary cardiac angiosarcoma: A case report and review of therapeutic options

Moshe Stein, Freddy Deitling, Angel Cantor, Yvonne Perner, Werner Bezwoda

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Abstract

A 45‐year‐old black patient presented with right‐heart failure. Echocardiography showed a large tumor mass in the right atrium and a debulking procedure was performed. Histological and immunohistochemical studies revealed a high grade angiosarcoma infiltrating the myocardium and extending to the pericardial surface. Metastatic work‐up showed no evidence of dissemination. The patient made an uneventful postsurgical recovery and was treated with chemotherapy, consisting of epidoxorubicin and dacarbazin. Following chemotherapy, echocardiographic re‐evaluation failed to show any residual tumor in the right atrium. At present, one year following diagnosis, the patient is alive with no evidence of disease. Therapeutic options of primary cardiac angiosarcoma are reviewed. © 1994 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalMedical and Pediatric Oncology
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • chemotherapy
  • heart
  • large tumor

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