A Case of Primary Right Atrium Angiosarcoma Involving Cardiac Tamponade

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hiroshima City Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan)

Susumu Oozawa Kunikazu Hisamochi Hideo Yoshida
Keiji Yunoki Osamu Oba
Primary cardiac angiosarcoma is very rare and its prognosis was reported to be very poor (average survival period 7 months). A 46-year-old woman with angiosarcoma was admitted for recurrent symptoms of cardiac tamponade. Surgical excision of the tumor was performed 5 months after initial presentation and irradiation therapy was added. Thereafter, immunotherapy, and transcatheter arterial embolization were performed for liver metastasis. Despite this multidisciplinary therapy, she passed away 355 days after surgery. In our report, we described our multidisciplinary approach to this highly malignant tumor and the treatment strategy was discussed.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 34: 382-385 (2005)