Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol44,No6

A Case of Primary Cardiac Angiosarcoma Associated with Cardiac Tamponade

Yuta Sukehiro Hideichi Wada Yuichi Morita
Masayuki Shimizu Hiromitsu Teratani Masahiro Ohsumi
Shinji Kamiya Noritoshi Minematsu Hitoshi Matsumura
Tadashi Tashiro    

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fukuoka University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan)

We report a rare case of primary cardiac angiosarcoma in the right atrium. A 47-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with cardiac tamponade. Echocardiography and computed tomography revealed a tumor in the right atrial cavity. We performed tumor resection to confirm the histological diagnosis, to prevent tumor embolism, and to increase the possibility of improving the prognosis. The tumor was resected with the right atrial wall and right pericardium. The right atrium was then reconstructed with a bovine pericardial patch. The pathological diagnosis was angiosarcoma. The patient survived only about 6 months after surgical resection, but there was no local recurrence. This report presents a very rare case of cardiac angiosarcoma associated with cardiac tamponade.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 44:358-361(2015)

Keywords:primary cardiac tumor;angiosarcoma;right atrium tumor;cardiac tamponade

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