A Case of Primary Cardiac Lymphoma with Rapid Growth

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kyoto Second Red Cross Hospital, Kyoto, Japan)

Hidetake Kawajiri Eisei Koh Noriyasu Masuda
Takuma Yamasaki
A 76-year-old woman, suffering from rapidly worsening dyspnea, and general fatigue was referred for evaluation and treatment of cardiac tumor. Echocardiography and computed tomography revealed a large tumor occupying the right atrium and inferior vena cava. We performed partial resection with cardiopulmonary bypass, in order to improve hemodynamics. The pathological examination suggested malignant lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell type. The patient was treated with cyclophosphamide, cyosine, arabinoside, etoposide, dexamethasone and rituximab(CHASER)postoperatively and gained complete response.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 42:312-315(2013)

Keywords:cardiac tumor, diffuse large cell lymphoma