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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Left atrial angiosarcoma: A rare cardiac tumor at an uncommon site

1 Department of Cardiology, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Amitabh Poonia
Department of Cardiology, National Heart Institute, East of Kailash, New Delhi - 110 065
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_32_19

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Cardiac angiosarcoma is the most common among primary malignant cardiac tumors in adults. Malignant cardiac tumors commonly arise in the right-sided cardiac chambers unlike benign tumors that commonly arise in the left-sided chambers. Cardiac tumors on the left side need to be carefully assessed for malignant features for deciding treatment strategy and prognostication. We present the case of a 62-year-old female with a large left atrial mass infiltrating the interatrial septum and adjacent myocardial wall. Histology was suggestive of angiosarcoma. Although a radical excision was done, the tumor recurred within 6 months of the postoperative period and she died shortly after the recurrence.

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