A Rare Cause of Dyspnea: Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma in the Left Atrium

Martin A. Munin, Maria Silvia Goerner, Ignacio Raggio, Jorge Wisner, Alejandro Tettamanzi, Jose Godia, Maria Paula Penaloza, Javier Guetta

Abstract


Primary cardiac tumors are a rare entity. The presence of a mass in the left atrium suggests myxoma as a first differential diagnosis. Here we present a rare case of a woman with exertional dyspnea with a large tumor in the left atrium. The patient was extensively studied with echocardiography, cardiac MRI, coronary angiography and computed tomography. Extracardiac neoplastic involvement was ruled out. The patient underwent surgery, the mass was removed, and the final diagnosis was an undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma.




Cardiol Res. 2017;8(5):241-245
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/cr590w


Keywords


Auricular mass; Atrial tumor; Undifferentiated sarcoma

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