Cardiac hemangioma of the right atrium

Department of Internal Medicine, Botucatu Medical School, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), CEP18618-000, Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil.
European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (Impact Factor: 2.65). 02/2008; 9(1):52-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.euje.2006.08.004
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Primary cardiac tumors are rare, with an incidence range between 0.001% and 0.030% at autopsy. Recent technical advances have facilitated diagnosis and surgical treatment of such lesions. Patients with a resectable tumor usually have a good prognosis, but patients with an unresectable tumor may have a poor prognosis. This report shows a case of right atrial hemangioma growing like an extracardiac mass, with cardiac tamponade the only clinical presentation.

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